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Caroline R.
Senior English Major at Hofstra University
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Writing
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Question:

What are some key things to remember when writing an essay?

Caroline R.
Answer:

When writing an essay, it is crucial to have a clear thesis statement (usually at the end of your introduction paragraph). Your thesis statement should clearly state what you will be discussing or proving throughout your paper. Your multiple points of support should be included in your thesis statement as well. The strongest point should be listed first and your weakest last. This order of your main points in your thesis statement should also be the same order in which you discuss them throughout your paper. Organization is one of the most important characteristics of a well-written essay. The most basic format of an essay consists of an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. The introduction paragraph should try and grab the reader's attention, introduce the topic that will be discussed in your paper, and, again, clearly state your thesis. The body paragraphs consist of your support/main points. Finally, the conclusion paragraph should sum up your paper and make one or two more final statements on the matter. Try to avoid repeating what you wrote in your introduction paragraph as it will be repetitive for the reader. When writing a formal essay, avoid using words like "I," "you," and "people." If you are including information from outside sources in your paper (e.g. writing a research paper) be sure to cite your sources correctly based on the citation format you are using (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago). ALWAYS cite your sources! Even if it is not a direct quote, be sure to cite!

Literature
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Question:

What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

Caroline R.
Answer:

Both of these literary devices are used to make comparisons. The main difference between them is that a simile uses either the word "like" or "as" while a metaphor does not. For example: Her sunburned face was as red as a tomato. (simile) Her voice is music to his ears. (metaphor)

English
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Question:

What are the proper uses of "there," "their," and "they're"?

Caroline R.
Answer:

The proper use of the word "there" is in describing the location of someone or something not near. For example, "Look over there!" The word "their" (and "theirs") is possessive. It is used to describe something or multiple things that belong to a group of people (in which case one would be using the word "they"). For example, "Their shoes are in the closet" and "The leftover food in the fridge is theirs." Finally, the word "they're" is a bit easier to distinguish from the first two. The apostrophe shows that it is simply a contraction of the words "they are." For example, "They're going to the movies tonight."

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