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Tutor profile: Jorge T.

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Jorge T.
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Subject: Literature

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How would you describe what theme does in a story?

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Jorge T.
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The theme of the story conveys a point-of-view that the author is trying to express with the story.

Subject: English as a Second Language

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When speaking about specificity in English, what is the difference between using "a/an" and "the"? Please use examples.

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A person can use "a/an" to denote a single unit of something non-specific. "I ate an apple." This is not referring to a specific apple, but just one that was eaten at some point. " "A truck drove on a road" The "the" is used to denote a single specific thing, "I ate the apple." In this case, the apple is a specific one that was eaten. "The truck drove on the road." When using "the" it is to refer to a specific item

Subject: English

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When writing an argumentative essay one of the key components is creating a claim that can be supported with evidence. Before writing a claim, please write down what a claim is and what it does in an argument essay.

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A claim is the main thesis of an argumentative essay, the author of the essay states their argument with their claim. The claim is presented at the start of an argumentative essay and evidence is used in the body of the essay to support the claim the author made.

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