Tutor profile: Katie G.
How do you create a well, thought-out thesis statement?
When you are looking at writing your thesis statement, you need to think of what you want the reader to get from your paper. This means looking at where you ultimately want to end up. For some people, writing the thesis statement first helps guide their paper and that works for them. For others, writing the paper first and then adjusting the thesis statement allows them to have a stronger thesis statement. You ultimately just have to know where your paper is going and what you want people to get from your writing. That will lead you to write a strong thesis statement and making it bold and stand alone.
Based on where you live, what forms of pronunciation of English are you likely to encounter?
An easier way to answer this question is to think about dialects. Dialects are the same as pronunciation based on your geographical location. Growing up in Utah, anything that had a t in the middle of it, such as the word mountain, the t would get left out so it would sound like mounain when said aloud. You may get different accents in English as well. On the West Coast, we do not see as many European accents as the East Coast does and that affects our dialect.
How would you choose to teach someone about The Civil War who has a verbal (linguistic) learning style?
I would teach someone about The Civil War who is a linguistic learner by bringing in examples of writing. I would pull out journal entries from those who were on the battlefield, as well as those who were on the home front. I believe that by giving them the ability to read these stories and listen to these stories, they will be able to connect with the event and learn more about it. I would also bring in a textbook that gives enough information in writing for us to go over.
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