Tutor profile: Jeffrey P.
Subject: Study Skills
How do I make a reading assignment more interesting and easier to read?
I recommend using SQ3R. The acronym stands for survey, question, read, retrieve, and review. First, look through the assignment. Look at the pictures and headings to get an idea of what you are about to read. Next, make questions to answer from the subheadings or use questions at the back of the chapter. Start reading and answer questions from the previous step. After you answer the questions, go back and review those questions and answers to retain the knowledge.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Has the digital age replaced the need for librarians?
No, The internet has made researching information easier to do and made more bad information available. Librarians are necessary to teach how to find quality resources and identify sources that are false or misleading. Also, librarians can provide assistance in other areas of need. In the "great recession," unemployed people utilized computers and free internet access in record numbers. Librarians assisted in teaching job finding skills and resume creation. As the technology changes, the need to learn and access it will always be a need. Librarians will always be those professionals who will provide the training.
Subject: US History
How have the amendments changed the U.S. Constitution since its signing?
The U.S. Constitution has had 27 amendments added since 1791, starting two years after passage until 1992. The amendments modify U.S. law. Some amendments deal with federal government power, like limiting the president to two terms, preventing punishment for speaking out against the government, proposing a federal income tax, prohibiting government troops from occupying your home, outlawing government agents from searching and seizing property, and having the right to a trial by jury. Expanding voting rights is another popular topic. Women, people of color, 18 year olds, and residents of the District of Columbia gained the right to participate in voting. Removing the economic barrier of a poll tax further diversified voting rights. Changes to the process of electing Senators per the popular vote, electing both a President and VIce-President, and creating a line of succession if the President can not complete their term are other key provisions. Lastly, the amendments define rights, like being able to own firearms and prohibiting slavery.
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