Tutor profile: Hana S.
I have to write a research paper for a class but I'm not sure where to begin. I need a certain amount of outside sources, and it feels impossible to read and incorporate all of them in my paper. What can I do?
The best and least stressful way to approach a research paper is to approach it like a puzzle; find the important outside pieces, and work your way in. To further explain, find and read the sources you want to include first. Take a highlighter (and/or write annotations) to mark the pieces of text evidence you want in your paper. Then, create an outline of your paper, and insert the text evidence in the sections you know you'll want to talk about them in. This way, you are writing around the evidence you already found, rather than later trying to find evidence that fits the assertions or opinions you already wrote.
Subject: Study Skills
When you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed that you have too many assignments to do, what is a helpful strategy that can alleviate stress and still allow for productivity?
With the students I've helped, I've found it to be quite helpful for them to write down all of their assignments in a list, in order of when they are due. When you accomplish one task, cross it out. Students feel less stressed because they can visualize that they are getting things done, and the tasks feel less daunting.
In the context of the subdiscipline of Anthropology known as Archaeology, define ethnoarchaeology and why this is significant to the field?
Ethnoarchaeology is the practice or field of study that utilizes the ethnographic observation of modern groups of people in order to study the archaeological remains of a society. This is significant to the field because it allows for anthropologists and archaeologists to look at real, modern examples of humans for the purpose of learning about the unknown, the past.
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