Tutor profile: Kelly F.
How do I write well?
To write well, you need to read good writing and practice. Consider how your favorite authors write - what words and phrases keep you drawn in? What structures do they use? Then, practice by integrating those structures, or making them your own. Grammar and general writing rules will serve you well, but to be a good writer, you need to focus on your strengths and furthering them with practice.
Subject: Library and Information Science
How do I spot misinformation?
If you are suspicious that something is misinformation, evaluate the information on the three B's - books, brains, and buddies. Consult books (or other resources if online) to see if the information shared tracks in other reports. If this source is the only one sharing the information and has no sources to confirm the information, it is likely falsified or based in opinion. Next, consult your brain! Does the information seem realistic, and does it compare against truths you know (though you should note that your lived experience is not the end-all be-all to establishing facts)? Finally, consult buddies. Ask those who's opinions vary from yours if they agree that the information is true or false, and discuss what justifications bring you to your conclusion.
How do I organize an opinion-based paper for English class?
Your organization will depend on the purpose of the paper. If you are taking a position in your paper, you typically want to establish your position early in the paper. Your thesis will revolve around the position. Each body paragraph should focus on defending the position. Your conclusion will be final statements regarding the position, as well as implications of the position. A great way to keep to this method is writing an outline first, with a designated purpose for each paragraph that you can refer back to if you get stuck in the writing process.
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