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Tutor profile: Nora C.

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Nora C.
Librarian with a background in research and reference
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Subject: Writing

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How can I better organize my essays?

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Nora C.
Answer:

Think of your essay as three parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The introduction will present what you plan to argue and how you will argue it, the body will make the argument, and the conclusion will wrap up the essay, reiterating why your argument works. You will then need to organize the body of the essay so that your argument flows, with one idea or point leading to another. It is helpful to create a flowchart of your ideas, so that you are better able to keep track of your argument.

Subject: Study Skills

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I am having difficulty keeping track of the many tests and assignments I have, so I am not prepared for exams or able to complete assignments on time. How can I fix this?

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Answer:

It's very helpful to create a schedule at the start of each term with the various tests and assignment dates. Each course can have a different color and you can list everything by the date of the assignment or test. This allows you to easily track what needs to be done and when. It is helpful to then decide how long each assignment will take and how long to study for each exam. You can then make note of what days to begin preparing for an exam or working on an assignment.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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I have a research paper on the abolitionist movement. How should I begin?

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Nora C.
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The best way to begin your research is to first review the material you have read in class and any notes from your teacher. The starting material may refer to other sources, which are always good to look into. The next step is to search your school or local library for any print resources that may look interesting. If your school library has access to any history databases you will then want to begin to search these databases. In order to locate the most helpful resources it is useful to establish some search terms, first broad, then a few to narrow down your results. Once you have found a number of good resources you can begin your research.

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