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Tutor profile: Marco R.

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Subject: Writing

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Question:

How can I write a strong research paper?

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Answer:

This is such a complicated question that is almost impossible to answer. One factor to consider is the research involved. It's not enough to just have the required number of sources, but those sources should be read, understood, and grouped together in a logical order to present information. One excellent way to do this is through an outline. This can be as simple or complicated as it needs to be but it should be a road map or a guideline for writing the paper. The outline, or even a draft, can include information about where quotes are going to present themselves and what would be the reason for those quotes to be present.

Subject: Literature

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How is William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" an allegory for the American South?

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Answer:

We can see Faulkner's response to the American South based on the location of the story. Of course it takes place in the south but let's also consider the elements and characters of the story. Emily is the south as she clings to the past. Although it is her past, analyzing the characters will help us understand how Emily is the allegory for the American South. She is held to a different standard than the other characters because of her past connections. She does not pay taxes and when the city tries to collect on past taxes, she exclaims that an old, now dead connection has taken care of her taxes. Although this could be seen as just another example of her nostalgia, consider that the American South also had a different agreement regarding taxes before the civil war. Again, as we are looking at Emily to be a representation of the South, this is just one example of a close reading of the short story.

Subject: Education

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Question:

What can be done about students who are not talkative in class?

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Answer:

A number of different techniques can be done to ensure discussion flows in the class. This various based on grade and subject, but keep in mind that some students may not be comfortable talking to the entire class. One way to get these students conversing is by having students write their response. This will allow the student to share what they'd like to say but by writing it so they have time to really think about their response and not have to worry about the entire class listening to their response. After this, having small group (roughly 3-4 people) discussions are also another way for students to share their response on a small scale and also hear another person's response as well.

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