Tutor profile: Mary M.
How do I start a compelling essay or short story?
Introduce a "hook"; starting with an attention-grabbing story, anecdote, line of dialogue, or scenario will secure your audience and compel them to continue reading.
Why was this book written during this time; what is its relevance?
To answer that, it's important to look at the author's background, the social climate of the time, and research if the author ever mentioned their purpose in writing this work.
How do I know when to use a colon versus a semi-colon?
Colons are used to indicate a pause before completing the thought, while semicolons break the sentence up in a way similar to a comma, depending on how the sentence is structured.
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