Tutor profile: Jillian D.
Should I guess when answering questions on the SAT?
There are many test-taking strategies that can help you get the best score possible when taking the SAT. One of these strategies involves deciding whether to make an educated guess, or to skip a question and leave it blank. Unlike the ACT (in which you gain points for correct answers but wrong answers are worth zero points), the SAT deducts points for incorrect answers. If you can't eliminate any of the answer choices, it's best to leave the question blank so that you don't lose points with an incorrect guess. However, if you are able to eliminate some answer choices that you know are incorrect, making an educated guess is a good strategy, as you've increased your chances of finding the correct answer and therefore gaining points. You can write in your test booklet, so cross out wrong answers or make notes for yourself to help you work through questions and decide if you are able to make an educated guess. I can help you practice other test-taking strategies as well, such as starting with easy questions and checking your work, so that you are able to get the best score you can when taking the SAT!
Subject: Library and Information Science
Why is my instructor asking me to cite primary sources for my paper, and how do I do that?
It's important to cite primary sources when writing a paper because it gives credit to the authors or creators of the of the sources that you're using. It also helps other readers and researchers to easily and accurately find the resources that you used. When you're gathering resources for a paper, it's important that you consider where you found the resource to ensure that it is a reliable source of information. The ability to evaluate resources is a very valuable information literacy skill for students. Did your instructor ask you cite your sources according to a particular style guide, such as MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), or CMS (Chicago Manual of Style)? I can help you find resources that explain how to use these style guides to cite primary sources for your paper!
What is a pidgin language and how does it relate to anthropology?
A pidgin language is a language that is developed out of a need for interaction between two cultures that do not share the same language, often for purposes of trade or other economic activities. Pidgin languages may borrow words from the native languages of the cultures involved and may have a simplified grammar. They are an example of how languages can evolve and change. This relates to anthropology because linguistic anthropology (which is the study of human languages and how language relates to culture or society) is one of the four main fields of anthropology. The other fields are cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology.
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