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# Tutor profile: Brianna C.

Brianna C.
B.S. in Psychology, Excellent writing/editing/math skills

## Questions

### Subject:Writing

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Question:

What are the key elements of a plot?

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A story plot is made up of five primary parts: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. First there is the exposition. This explains the characters and setting, laying the foundation for the story. Next is the rising action. During this part, the character is faced with a crisis that forces them to act or make a decision that moves the story forward. The climax is when the character reaches the peak of the crisis and makes the final act or decision that will resolve the story one way or another. The falling action shows the results of the climax. The resolution shows how the conflict is resolved and how the character has changed or remained steadfast in order to reach the end result.

### Subject:Basic Math

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Using order of operations, solve and explain your answer. 6^2 + 24*(6+50/2)

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Using PEMDAS (i.e. Parenthesis, Exponent, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction), first solve in the parenthesis. Division comes before addition, so (6+50/2) is (6+25) then 31. So now we have 6^2 + 24*31. Next we solve the exponent. So 6^2 becomes 36. Now we have 36 + 24*31. Multiplication comes before addition, so we now have 36 + 744 which equals 780. Thus: 6^2 + 24*(6+50/2) = 780.

### Subject:English

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Question:

What are important elements of a thesis statement?

Brianna C.

A thesis statement should clearly lay out the topic of the paper. It should outline the primary points to be discussed and give a clear indication of what the rest of the paper will be focused on covering. For example, if the subject of a paper is what the best dog breeds are for police work, the thesis might look something like this: The best dog breed choices for policework are German Shepherds, Boxers and Labrador Retrievers, because they all display flexibility, intelligence and trainability. This could then lead into a paper discussing how each of these breeds demonstrates these qualities, why these qualities are desirable for policework, and why other types of breeds are less ideal. By having a clear, pointed thesis, it becomes much easier as the writer to see what topics the paper should expound upon. Additionally, a clear thesis helps a reader instantly know what to expect from the paper and the overarching theme.

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