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Tutor profile: Archer F.

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Archer F.
Junior at Yale Studying Political Science and Spanish
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Subject: Spanish

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Question:

Which is the correct way to say, "I walk for three hours every day"?: (a) Camino por tres horas cada día. (b) Camino para tres horas cada día.

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Answer:

Understanding when to use "por" or "para," two prepositions that both indicate "for" in English, is a very difficult topic to grasp for many Spanish learners. These words each have their own unique set of applications, and they also often translate into various other prepositions in English, like "by," "on," "through," "because," and others, which makes them especially difficult for English speakers. In this case, we would use "por" because one of its most important uses is to indicate duration or time spent doing something.

Subject: Writing

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So you're struggling to come up with a thesis or topic for this prompt? Let's try some different ways to problem solve and put your ideas on paper!

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Answer:

Here are some different brainstorming tactics that will get you writing. If you're a visual learner, try mind mapping. It allows you to start with a central idea and envision how different aspects of your topic might connect to each other in new and unexpected ways, which can help with organizing your paper or even coming up with a topic. Next, let's try a free-write. I want you to look at the prompt and write about whatever comes to mind for 3 minutes. If you already have a topic, try expressing your central idea in various ways. Then, I want you to underline any phrases that jump out to you or seem especially well expressed. If this isn't working, maybe it's time to think of a new thesis or a new way to organize your paper.

Subject: Music Theory

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What are the notes contained in a C minor 7 chord, and how would you spell out this chord?: a) C E G Bb b) C E G B c) Bb C Eb G d) C Eb G Bb

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Answer:

The answer is (d). A Cmin7 chord consists of a C minor chord with a minor 7 on top, which you can also think of as a whole step below C (Bb). This chord is built by stacking a minor third, a major third, and then another minor third. If you chose (c), you were close! That option contains the correct notes, but normally we wouldn't spell out the chord in that order unless it was specified that the chord was in an inversion. Putting Bb as the lowest voice would make this chord a Cmin7 third inversion.

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