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Tutor profile: Emily W.

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Emily W.
Tutored for 4 years at the University of Iowa, current law student
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Subject: Writing

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What are the most important qualities of a thesis statement in an argumentative essay?

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Answer:

The thesis statement of an argumentative essay most importantly needs to clearly state the stance that the writer is taking on the main issue of the paper; in other words, it needs to make a clear and concise claim.

Subject: Literature

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What might the literary device of "personification" accomplish in a narrative?

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Personification is the attribution of human characteristics to an inanimate object or something that we don't normally think of as having human attributes. Personification in a text can often help convey a strong feeling of emotions or assist in establishing mood or tone.

Subject: English

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What is the difference between the word "effect" and "affect"?

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The word "effect" is used in the sense of a "cause and effect" situation; an effect a result. "Effect" is a noun. The word "affect" is used to explain how something or someone impacts something. The word "affect" is a verb.

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