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Whitney S.
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Writing
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Question:

How do you proofread a piece of work?

Whitney S.
Answer:

Below are the steps I follow to proofread a piece of work: 1) Always proofread the final copy of an essay the following day, after you have had a full night's sleep. This will give you fresh eyes and a fresh mind for finding typos and grammatical errors. 2) Print a copy and use a brightly-colored pen to mark errors. If you find yourself skimming through your own words, read the essay aloud to yourself, which will force you to slow down your reading and thus improve your ability to find errors. 3) Most importantly, have at least one other person (who is comfortable with and proficient at proofreading) read a copy of your essay, either printed or electronic. Tell the person when the due date is and make sure you give it to him or her before the day it is due! Thank the person for his or her time and remember that you ultimately will decide what to change or not change. 4) Do not rely on word processing programs to edit for you. You can use them to double check that you have not made any spelling mistakes or major grammar mistakes. Ultimately, these programs cannot proofread as well as you and those around you can!

Culinary Arts
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Question:

What is the method for making creme anglaise and why does it work?

Whitney S.
Answer:

The method for creating creme anglaise is as follows: This method works because: While both doughs are laminated doughs—involving many alternating layers of dough and butter—croissant dough also contains yeast. When puff pastry is baked, its rise is completely dependent on the layers of butter: the butter contains a small percentage of water, which steams in the oven and which is then trapped between the layers of dough, creating lift. Croissant dough, on the other hand, has not only steam from the butter layers, but carbon dioxide gas bubbles created by the yeast as it eats the sugar in the dough. These gas bubbles expand in the oven, adding additional lift to that created by the steam from the butter, which is also trapped by the dough. This extra lift means that less layers are required to create the same lift; therefore, less turns are required (more turns equals more layers).

Anthropology
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Question:

What is ethnocentrism and why do anthropology students learn about it?

Whitney S.
Answer:

Ethnocentrism is an aspect of human psychology that involves judging other cultures based the values and standards of one's own culture. It is important for anthropology students to have an awareness and understanding of ethnocentrism because it can hinder scientific study by introducing bias. This is a challenge an anthropologist faces as he or she studies cultures other than his or her own. The opposite of ethnocentrism is cultural relativism, in which a culture is analyzed within its own cultural context.

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