Tutor profile: Shariq A.
What is your experience with the Arabic language?
Growing up in a Pakistani-American family and using the Urdu language to communicate, I became fascinated by the powerful influence Arabic has had on Urdu, Hindi, and a variety of languages around the world. Once I began my education at university, I enrolled in multiple Arabic courses, which strongly captivated my interest in Arabic language and cultures. After studying Arabic for four years at the university level, practicing the language for four months through my study abroad program in Morocco, and reaching an advanced level of proficiency after participating in the competitive Critical Language Scholarship Program (U.S. Department of State) in Oman, I have become inspired to incorporate the Arabic language into my professional ambitions and my career. During my time in university, I gained a year of experience in tutoring the Arabic language to students at the beginner and intermediate proficiency levels. I wish to continue this experience through this platform and help others on their journey in learning the beautiful Arabic language.
What are some tips to write a quality essay?
Before writing any kind of essay or report, you would benefit from formulating an outline that lays out the central points of your paper and includes any research or quotes you wish to use. You will find this very useful because it will serve as a guideline sheet as you are writing the paper. Arguably the most important section of your paper will be the introduction. In this section, you will introduce your topic/issue, communicate why it is important to examine, and offer a thesis statement, which will summarize the central message of your paper and the main points you aim to discuss. Furthermore, the paper should be structured and organized. One way to guarantee this is by using your thesis statement to build your body paragraphs. For example, your first point/topic can make up the first paragraph, the second can make up the second paragraph, and so on. A strong paper also effectively utilizes transition words and a diverse set of vocabulary so that the paragraphs may flow smoothly and help the reader follow along with ease. At last, you will write your conclusion, which should be powerful and convincing as it will be the last thing the reader will remember. As your teachers have likely told you, in the conclusion you must restate your thesis, summarize your main points and analysis, and end your paper in a way that inspires, persuades, or empowers the reader.
Subject: English as a Second Language
How can I improve my language ability?
It is important to first understand what your goal is in learning the language. It would be helpful to narrow down, for example, where you will be living, which accent/dialect you aim to learn, in what career or field are you using this language, and if you wish to become proficient in reading, writing, speaking or listening. If your goal is to be able to converse and understand the language, I would highly suggest a few things: - Use the language daily - Watch television shows, movies, or news in the target language - Follow channels focusing on your passions, and watch videos in the target language - Find a language partner who wants to learn your native language
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