Tutor profile: Grace L.
How do I improve my scores in SAT Reading?
SAT Reading might be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Once we learn how to approach a passage, the questions become easier. It's important to first skim the questions to see what they ask, then you'll go into the passage with a general direction in mind. That also helps you find evidence AS YOU READ, reducing the time you need to go back and check for evidence! This is just a general tip that I have for students. If you want to learn how to do this or learn other tips, send me a message!
How do you write a literary analysis essay?
Here is the basic structure that you can keep in mind when writing a literary analysis essay: Introduction Contains a summary of the article (what happens) which leads to your thesis (your evaluation of the piece) Clarity--clearly explains the author's experience that he states in the article in chronological order Thesis Must be clear and cover the article's claim and your interpretation of it. Body paragraphs Should each have 1 main point per paragraph. Have topic sentences that introduce the main point Use quotes from the article (ideally at least 2) to support your interpretation of the topic. Use discussion to follow up the quotes (how it's relevant to the main point) Cose with conclusion sentences that wrap up the main points Conclusion paragraph Overview of the main points covered in the essay What you learned from the piece How you will apply this to your professional/academic life Any other applications that may apply
How do you cite your sources in MLA?
The basic format is this: Author's Last name, First name. "Title of Source." Title of Container, other contributors, version, numbers, publisher, publication date, location. To cite a webpage: Last name, First name of author. “Title of Web Page.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date published, URL.