Tutor profile: Olivia D.
What is the best way to grab the attention of your reader?
The best way to grab the attention of your reader is to have a powerful opening paragraph. The opening paragraph should contain broad statements that cause the reader to think and wonder about the topic at hand. A powerful first sentence should be used to open up the topic of the paper while making a comment about society. Provoking questions could also be used in the first paragraph to spark insight. No conclusions to the questions should be drawn in the first paragraph, they should be discussed throughout the body paragraphs and answered towards the end of the paper.
What is the best way to store information in long-term memory?
There are some very effective ways to store information in long-term memory. Those ways include encoding, retrieval, maintenance rehearsal and elaborative rehearsal. There are different depths of encoding. The factors that aid encoding include creating connections between words and meaning such as a link to yourself, active creation (testing oneself), an organization in thought and writing. In order to aid recall from long-term memory using cued recall and matching conditions helps bring information from LTM to your conscious memory.
Why do cells still undergo the process of glycolysis if it is ultimately inefficient?
Glycolysis a chemical process that involves 10 sequential reactions that break down glucose, a 6 carbon sugar model into two separate pyruvate molecules. During this process, two hydrogens are released and translated into to two NADH molecules. Some of the energy that radiates from the broken chemical bonds is immediately converted to ADP into ATP. This process is ultimately inefficient due to the fact that only two ATP per glucose molecule processed. The energy in this processed is actually still locked inside the chemical bonds of the pyruvate molecules. Oxidative phosphorylation produces 28 ATP. The reason why our cells still engage glycolysis is that is is a process that doesn’t require oxygen. It is an anaerobic process and in times where our body is short on oxygen, it is essential that we can still produce a small amount of energy to sustain homeostasis and our normal bodily functions. Although, if oxygen isn’t present the pyruvate created at the end of glycolysis is converted into lactate instead of an acetyl group. Glycolysis is the only cycle that can create energy without oxygen and that is why it is still essential for cells to utilize. In short bursts of energy and muscle movement like sprints, anaerobic respiration occurs because it is almost impossible to utilize that much oxygen in that short of a time. Glycolysis is also a much shorter process, yet another reason why cells still need and use glycolysis.
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