Tutor profile: Alana L.
What's the key to writing a compelling essay?
In my experience, compelling essays come from caring about what you're writing about. Of course, you can't always choose a subject that matters to you. In this case, the key becomes finding joy in the way you write it. Whether it's using anecdotes to get a point across or layering supporting facts in a way that almost feels like puzzling something together, doing something unique can not only make an essay compelling, but memorable as well.
Subject: Basic Math
An electronic store is having a huge sale. Currently, it is giving a 10% discount off of all of their products, and an additional 5% for every item afterwards, up to four items, starting with the most expensive. If Sarah wants to buy a phone that is normally valued at $700, a tablet valued at $150 and a laptop valued at $1200, what will she end up paying?
The most expensive item is the $1200 laptop. 10% of 1200 is 120, meaning the laptop will cost $1080. The next item would be the phone. This is the second item, so it's 15% off. 15% of 700 is 105, meaning the phone will cost $595. Finally, the tablet will be 20% off. 20% of 150 is 30, meaning the tablet will only cost $120. Add those three numbers together (1080+595+120) and you see that Sarah will pay $1795.
Why is it important to use proper grammar if people understand what you're saying anyways?
Using proper grammar is the ultimate way to not only appear intelligent, but to bring anything you write to a higher level. As far as school goes, proper grammar is often required, but it's important to realize that you'll be far more appealing to an employer if you write articulately. Writing is a skill that will follow you through your life, and being able to do so eloquently will make your life way easier.
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