Tutor profile: Christina C.
How do I integrate quotes into a research paper?
Step 1: Make sure you've chosen a strong quote. The quote should be credible and support your argument in a way that you couldn't do on your own. Step 2: Introduce the quote in a way that blends it into your own writing seamlessly. For example: Although it is argued that vegetarians may not receive enough protein, plant based diets can actually provide "100% of the necessary daily protein intake" Step 3: Cite your quote! You used words from an expert (great), now give them credit. Later, you'll also need to create a citation on your Works Cited page. For example: Although it is argued that vegetarians may not receive enough protein, plant based diets can actually provide "100% of the necessary daily protein intake" (Smith).
How do you write a theme-statement for a story?
Step 1: Identify the topics that the text explores. For example: friendship, technology, love, etc. Step 2: Ask yourself the question: What is the author trying to teach readers about these topics? Make sure to avoid cliches. For example: A loyal friend will always do what's best for the other, even if it's painful. Step 3: Include the author and text title to create a complete theme-statement. For example: In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses the character George to show that a loyal friend will always do what's best for the other, even if it's painful.
How do I improve my vocabulary?
Step 1: Expose yourself to many types of writing. Read everything! Step 2: When you don't know a word, look it up. Pay close attention of the word form (noun, verb, etc) and synonyms, so that you really understand how to use the word. Step 3: Practice including the new words in your vocabulary. Try typing sentences out and see if they make sense.
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