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Tutor profile: Erika M.

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Erika M.
Elementary School Library Assistant and Part-Time Tutor
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Subject: Writing

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What does in-text citation with a known author or authors look like in MLA?

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The in-text citation is always in parenthesis, at the end of the sentence before the punctuation, and includes the last name of the author or authors and a page number. Ex. (Johnson 198). Ex. (Clark et al. 67).

Subject: Literature

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What is the setting of a story?

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The setting of a story is the where and when a story takes place. Ex. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the setting is during the Great Depression in Maycomb, Alabama.

Subject: English

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What are the similarities and differences between a metaphor and a simile?

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Both are figures of speech, and they both compare two different things. The simile uses “like” or “as” while the metaphor does not. Ex. “Life was like a box of chocolates” from movie Forrest Gump is a simile; “My mother is a fish” from As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is a metaphor.

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