Tutor profile: Meghan F.
How would I start off this research paper that I have due? It's so long!
The first thing that I usually do is actually minimize my print to about 6 pt. font. That way, I'm not focusing so much on page/word count, but what I am actually trying to write. Unless you feel like you have completely botched something, I also recommend that you do not proof-read or spell-check until you are done with that section. Next, I like to do an outline. I know that outlines are typically boring to most people, but they do actually work! If you manage to do it earlier in the semester, some professors will even look over them for you. After going through the outline, then I make sure that I have all of my sources, then get the information from those that I need, and make sure I cite them. Before my paper is even officially started, I usually have the citation page done, with the exception of one or two that I may add or get rid of. All of these things may seem time-consuming, and sometimes they can be, but it helps in the long-run.
Subject: Study Skills
I have a big exam this week that counts for 50% of my grade, what do I do?!?
The first thing that I would say is to calm down. Tests are nerve-wracking, but you will get through it, just like every other test you have taken. How I would ask you to go about it depends on the subject, but I would highly recommend doing word-walls and/or flash cards. For word-walls, you put one word in the middle, and then surround it with what you know. The hope is that you can continue branching off and branching off, until you have a little bit of everything in there! Some flash-cards can be done as question/answer or topic/information. If the professor uploads their PowerPoints or notes, it may be useful to go through and rewrite some of the major information by hand. There are plenty of methods, no matter what class or how you learn! You will get through it, even if that seems impossible now!
What are some of the events that resulted in more rights for people with disabilities?
During World War I, the Soldier Rehabilitation Act was created to help soldiers that came back from war with disabilities. This was the first major Act that had been enacted that gave rights to any individuals with disabilities. After World War II, this Act would be extended to include mental illnesses, as well as intellectual disabilities and blindness (some people consider blindness to be a physical disability, whereas others classify it as its own entity). Many consider the biggest event to be the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, which required businesses to be accessible to all people, regardless of disability, and also required businesses to not discriminate any employees that had disabilities.
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