Tutor profile: Nikki H.
How do I write a good thesis statement? My statements are always too broad!
If your thesis statements are too broad, you might actually have a topic on your hands. For instance, if your (too broad) thesis statement is something like, "The role of women changed during World War II," you can ask yourself clarifying questions to narrow things down. Ask, "What kind of changes occurred?" Or, "How did the role of women change during World War II?" And, "How did these changes affect different areas of life at the time, such as the economy, popular culture, or domestic life?" Your answers will lead you to create a more compelling, more nuanced statement that you can then further test as you do more research. Remember, your statement can and will change depending on the results of your research!
Subject: Study Skills
Help! I'm so overwhelmed by my assignments! I don't know where to start, and I'm procrastinating because of it.
If you're having trouble with procrastination or you're finding it difficult to get started, don't panic! It's a common problem, and one that can be resolved with hard work and the right mindset. If you don't know where to start, it might help to break up your assignments and your study sessions into shorter, more focused bursts. Try working on one section of one assignment for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Subject: Library and Information Science
I need to write a paper on commercial romance novels for a class. Can you help me?
Sure! You might want to start by taking a look at some sources to get you started. I recommend _Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained_ by Maya Rodale. If you need digital sources, try accessing your university or public library's digital resources portal. There's a good chance they've subscribed to Masterfile Premiere or JStor, which are both excellent places to start.
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