Tutor profile: Mira B.
How do you write well?
The most fun part of this question is that there is no one right answer! Different people have different approaches to writing, and they are all valid. One can learn to write well by following their own processes and becoming more comfortable with those processes. Even though this might sound daunting, it is actually quite simple!
Why is it important to study Shakespeare?
Firstly, Shakespeare was the inspiration for many cultural contributions today. Many phrases that we hear on a regular basis were coined by this playwright in the pre-modern era (the 16th and 17th centuries). Furthermore, in looking at Shakespeare's plays, we can learn a lot about society today. Shakespeare, just like other artists, observed the world around him and wrote nuanced texts that can be unpacked. Not only is his writing poetic and beautiful, but it is informative. It is even a source of interest for those who look at otherness--Shakespeare wrote about topics such as gender, race, and inequality, and one can learn a lot about social hierarchies by reading his plays.
What is anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of humanity, and what makes us human. Historically, it has been the study of other cultures or practices, but this is not always the case; anthropologists also study their own cultures and societies. To circle back, anthropology is the study of what makes us human--be that material, philosophical, social or physical. Anthropologists study human relations, as well as how humans relate to non-humans.
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