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Tutor profile: Jennifer C.

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Jennifer C.
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Subject: Writing

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What is the writing process?

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Answer:

The writing process is a cyclical approach to the written expression of ideas. The steps are: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. The process is referred to as cyclical, or recursive, because working toward the completion of a writing piece may require both forward and backward momentum, as well as repeat visits to each step.

Subject: Study Skills

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In regard to study skills, offer one suggestion to effectively organize notes taken for any class.

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An effective method for organizing notes taken for any class is the Cornell Notes Method. The Cornell Notes Method suggests dividing an individual sheet of notebook paper into three sections: Review/Self-test, Note Taking, and Summary. Each section should be utilized as titled. Specifically, the Review/Self-test section should be used to write key words or brief phases that are connected to larger ideas, and provide the opportunity for you to practice your knowledge as it relates to them. The Note Taking section should be used to notate any specific words, examples or diagrams provided by the instructor. The Summary section is most helpful when used to provide a synthesized narrative of the information covered.

Subject: Education

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What are the four prevailing educational philosophies and provide basic comparisons of each.

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The four prevailing philosophies in education are perennialism, essentialism, progressivism, and reconstructionism. The four can be further categorized in two opposing frame works, traditional (perennialism and essentialism) and contemporary (essentialism and progressivism). The traditional philosophies focus on preserving the past, through direct instruction and seek to maintain a group-think approach. The contemporary philosophies, conversely, seek to inspire individual growth through self-actualization and promote equity in access to the capital to do so. Though current trends in educational spaces lean more toward the contemporary approach, it is important we continue to discuss the theory and actions that grew out of the traditional approach in effort to better understand the role education, has, and continues to play in society.

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