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Tutor profile: Caleb S.

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Subject: Writing

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"I don't know how to improve my writing. I am just no naturally good at it."

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Even the best writers can always improve their writing! I consider myself good but only because I have so much experience and practice writing and journaling for myself! What I love about writing it that most of the time there is a given structure to follow (what your teacher wants) and you can bring in your own unique voice into the piece. The best writing is organized but brings you (authenticity) in the piece. Sometimes I fake a positive attitude and positive energy to help me get through writing things that in all honesty I don't want to write. I think you can be amazed and how quickly your writing gets better when you can look at bad examples of writing and critic as an "expert" with what is writing about. And then reading exceptional reading and compare the two. Good writing is learning how to be a good editor and reader. Beautiful writing is putting yourself into the facts on paper.

Subject: Study Skills

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How can we focus and study when we are stressed and overwhelmed and are struggling with our mental health?

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Besides only focusing on academics, it is important to try to look at one's stress holistically. It's so important to bring awareness to what we are doing outside academics and spending our time. This is where I want to encourage others to reach out for additional support (therapist, friends, family, etc.). I love taking a "one step at a time" approach and focusing on the task at hand before we get overwhelmed. Every big task or goal can be broken down into smaller parts. There is a way to find organized within the feelings of being overwhelmed stressed. I have many stress reduction strategies that help me get to a state of calm even under pressure. This comes in handy when working through a high workload and high expectations that we put on ourselves.

Subject: Psychology

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How can we understand the underlying relationship between cognitive control and prospective memory? In particular, how can we examine how working memory and cognitive control can moderate time-based prospective memory.?

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To the extent that monitoring the passage of time while simultaneously performing a task involves cognitive control, individual differences in cognitive control should predict clock-checking behavior and execution of time-based intentions. We can study the retrieval dynamics by modeling decision times for various episodic memories using linear and non-linear accumulation paradigms (e.g., race models). In one project, we could examine the retrieval dynamics for source memories and focus primarily on differences between internal cognitive operations attributes and external perceptual attributes.

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