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Tutor profile: Lauren O.

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Lauren O.
Librarian with a knack for words. Great with editing papers and research.
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Subject: Writing

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I have written a research paper and would like it be proofread for errors. Also, if you have any edits to help with the flow, I am open to suggestions.

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Lauren O.
Answer:

I'd be more than happy to proofread and edit your paper. We can go over your paper together and I can walk you through any errors/ make suggestions with you right now. You can also send me a copy, I will make my suggestions with accompanying notes to explain the edits and send it back to you.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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How can I conduct a successful reference interview in an academic setting?

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Lauren O.
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The key to conducting a successful reference interview is to help the patron narrow down what they are looking for as much as possible. The more specific he/she is, the better you will be able to help them. Ask clarifying questions such as: Is this for a project? If the answer is yes, ask if there are specific types of resources they must use for the project? If the answer is no, you can such several resources that are available. If the answer is no, then provide them with only the resources necessary for their needs. Databases are usually a really great direction to go into considering that most academic libraries have access to databases that are subject specific. Provide several resources to get them started or research further for specific articles if that is what the patron's needs are.

Subject: English as a Second Language

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What are common phrases that a non-native English speaker should learn?

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Lauren O.
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Some common phrases spoken in English are often in the form of idioms or phrasal verbs. Idioms are a group of words that have a particular meaning when used together. This meaning is very different than the meaning of the individual words. Commonly used idioms are: "Food for thought" which refers to information that one should think about or consider "Walking on eggshells" which refers to a person trying hard not make any mistakes usually out of fear of another person Phrasal verbs are used describe an action and are formed from pairing an adjective with a verb. Like idioms, the meaning is different than the meaning of the individual words. Commonly used phrasal verbs are: "Grow up" which means to become an adult or to become mature "Get around to" which means to find the time to do something "Eat out" which means to eat at a restaurant instead of cooking a meal at home Are these examples helpful?

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