Tutor profile: Kati G.
Why is revision important?
Writing makes a lot of people nervous. The pressure to get it "right" can feel overwhelming and even paralyzing at times. Most students know the feeling of staring at a blank computer screen all too well, and fear of that feeling can lead to procrastination and anxiety. Building revision into the writing process will not only ultimately make your writing stronger, it can also relieve a lot of those negative feelings earlier on. There is no harm in making mistakes when you have revision time built in to your writing schedule. This freedom can allow ideas to flow faster so that you can focus on developing your thoughts and opinions as they come instead of trying to figure it all out before you even start typing. Revision is also essential if you want to avoid little mistakes like typos or awkward phrasings that can detract from the strength of your writing.
Name one theme that recurs in literature and three texts you've read that explore this theme.
Theme: Fate versus free will Text 1: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Text 2: Macbeth by William Shakespeare Text 3: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
What central question should the conclusion paragraph of an essay answer?
Every conclusion paragraph should answer the essential question: "So what?" Once you've spent an entire essay making points and supporting them, your final and most important task is to explain to your readers why these points should matter to them. What can the ideas you've developed add to our understanding of your topic, the writing process, or even the world at large? Answering this question in your conclusion instead of simply restating your main points can help you add clarity and resonance to your writing.
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