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Lisa F.
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Writing
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Question:

What are the important components of a good essay?

Lisa F.
Answer:

A good essay should have a road-map so the reader know where it is going. This should be set up in the introduction paragraph, which must contain a strong thesis. The introduction paragraph should also explain how the next paragraphs are going to support this thesis. Each paragraph should start with a topic sentence which lays out the purpose of the paragraph. There should be a quotation or some form of direct evidence that gives authority. Each paragraph needs to have a purpose that helps support the thesis. The thesis is an argument and thus each paragraph serves to advance this argument. The last paragraph should be a conclusion that ties all the arguments together. It does not just repeat the arguments given, but synthesizes the information to help strengthen the original thesis. It should never introduce new material.

Medicine
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Question:

How do you treat an open fracture in a trauma setting?

Lisa F.
Answer:

First ensure that the patient has airway, breathing a circulation established and treat any life-threatening emergencies. Antibiotics and tetanus (if applicable) need to be given. Antibiotics are the only factor that have been shown to be time sensitive in terms of changing patient out comes. A diligent neurovascular exam should be done and documented. The limb should be irrigated copiously and reduced and splinted. Surgery should be performed at the earliest time that can be safely arranged.

US History
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Question:

To what extent is the division we see in the country a unique or new problem?

Lisa F.
Answer:

Our country has always been divided. This was perhaps never more obvious than in the Civil War when the south seceded. Though the nation was preserved when the union prevailed, there has always been division in our country. Throughout reconstruction, the south held a romanticized vision of the "Lost Cause" and there continued to be a large divide between North and South. Segregation was the law of the land, particularly in the Jim Crow south, and thus the country was very much divided among racial lines as well. in the 1950s, the beatniks emerged after the publication of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." This lent itself to the hippy and free love movement in the 1960s, which had a-mong it's causes Civil Rights and opposing the Vietnam War. During this tumultuous time, there was large divisions between white and black, young generation and older people, and North and South. This came to a head in 1968, which saw the assignations of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and riots at the democratic national convention in Chicago. The division in 1968 seemed to be tearing the country apart. This led to the election of Richard Nixon who ran on the platform of speaking on the behalf of the "silent majority." Today, the division we see in this country is not a new or unique problem in our history. Perhaps, the new problem is the partisanship of our politicians and their unwillingness or inability to compromise to find solutions.

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