Tutor profile: Laura C.
If you were to sit to write an essay, what are the first things you would do to get going?
If I were to sit to write an essay, I would first make a list of things I want to cover, including the different body paragraphs in the middle of my paper and what each would need to discuss. I would also make sure I structure my essay in a way that makes my topic manageable, which I know from experience is a common failing of many essays (that is, broadening a topic too widely).
In the large scheme of things, do you think humans (as readers especially) rely on symbols to create their lifeworlds?
In the large scheme of things, I think many humans do indeed rely on symbols to create our lifeworlds, and I consider myself one of them. However, I think that in the sense in which ones does this, it might be frowned upon by others. Becoming a writer can cause one to seek out others who rely on symbols, thus creating a literature community.
If you were to create a new language, would you change the use of the pronouns that the language uses, and why?
If I were to create a new language, like English, I would make pronouns sensitive to the people who use them to describe themselves, and I would change the singular "his" and "hers" (in my new language, of course) to "their" to represent a more gender-fluid approach to pronouns.
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