Tutor profile: Hunter M.
Nobody speaks Latin anymore, so why should I learn it?
Learning Latin is a very rewarding experience in many ways. For instance, Latin teaches you a great deal about rules of grammar that also apply to English. Being aware of these constructions and how they work not only improves upon a student's grammatical skills, but it also improves their writing. In my own experience, knowing about syntax and word order has helped me to be more clear and creative in my writing. In this way, learning Latin can help you develop as a student overall. Moreover, learning Latin applies well to certain fields that many people want to pursue. In both law and medicine, many of the words and phrases used are in Latin, making learning the language so useful. Thus, learning Latin develops a student's academic potential like no other language does.
Why is pre-algebra important to learn?
Beyond the obvious answer of preparing for algebra, learning pre-algebra is very useful for many reasons. In pre-algebra, you establish the foundations for years of learning math. The material I learned in pre-algebra has come up even in my college courses. For example, pre-algebra teaches you a great deal about the language and notations of math, which has reverberated in my Introductory Psychology and Statistics courses. Moreover, the rules I learned about evaluating expressions and solving equations have played a large role in even my Calculus 2 class. In these ways, pre-algebra is important for any student to learn.
How can I increase my ACT reading score?
I think the ACT reading section requires a unique mindset to excel. When you take the ACT reading section, try to convince yourself that what you are reading is the most interesting work you have ever read. This requires putting yourself into the shoes of anyone from a marine biologist to a literary fanatic. While this is difficult at first, it gives you a significant advantage just by manipulating some simple principles of psychology. If you are interested in the material you are reading, then you will read more carefully so that you can catch all of the details that come up in the questions. Also, if you find yourself pressed for time often, reading with enthusiasm might even make you read faster. For these reasons, I think changing your mindset can increase your ACT reading score.
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