Tutor profile: Sheridan I.
When is it appropriate to use first-person when writing? And when is it not?
There are only certain types of writing that allow the use of first-person. First-person should be used during narratives or when it is a natural fit like in papers that involve your own memories and feelings. First-person can also be used in academic writings such as expository essays or research writing, if it fits within the writer's style. However, always listen to the directions of your teachers, as some do not teach first-person in academic writing. Misapplication of first-person is why many tend not to use it in academic writing. Using first-person too frequently or in inappropriate circumstances can make the writer seem more interested in themselves than the paper. It can also cause a tone too casual for the nature of the paper.
At your favorite restaurant, 3 orders of fries and 4 hamburgers cost $10.05, while 5 orders of fries and 7 hamburgers cost $17.15. How much would you have to pay for 4 orders of fries and 6 hamburgers?
1.) Let x be the price of 1 order of fries. Let y be the price of 1 hamburger. 2.) Write "3 orders of fries and 4 hamburgers cost $10.05" into an equation - 3x + 4y = 10.05 3.) Write " 5 orders of fries and 7 hamburgers cost $17.15" into an equation as well. - 5x + 7y = 17.15 4.) Subtract the terms of the first equation from the terms of the second equation. - 2x + 3y = 7.10 5.) Multiply the entire equation by 2, so that it looks like the what we are trying to find. - 4x + 6y = 14.20 6.) So now we know that 4 orders of fries and 6 hamburgers would cost $14.20.
What made Roe vs. Wade such an important court case in United States history?
Roe vs. Wade decided that the fourteenth amendment to the US Constitution, concerning a citizen's right to privacy, included a women's ability to have an abortion. This pivotal case in US history allowed for protection and support of women's reproductive health. In addition, this case prompted a nation-wide debate on a topic previously deemed taboo. The legality of abortion, the religious implications, and who decides fetus viability were ideas all called into question after this case.
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