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Tutor profile: Lia S.

Lia S.
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Questions

Subject: Writing

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Question:

My professor is requiring that my papers be in CMOS format. What is this?

Lia S.
Answer:

CMOS is the Chicago Manual of Style. This is a certain style of publication. You may have seen it in your textbooks as it uses footnotes. It is a different style than APA or MLA. You can often get your citations from an academic database sent to you in CMOS style. However, I am happy to help you check over your references and paper for correct CMOS citations and page set up. Here is a link to the CMOS website that might help you get started. https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Subject: Study Skills

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Question:

I am failing a class, and I don't know what to do. I keep missing assignments.

Lia S.
Answer:

It is important to keep track of when things are do and if you are turning them in. Do you have a planner? I would suggest that you get one and then write in it every assignment that is due for the rest of the semester. You should have this information in your syllabus. You can also print out the syllabus and check or cross off everything that you turn in. Write out a weekly to- do list and check things off as you go. Did you read each of the readings? Did you do a discussion board post or two? Do you have an assignment this week? What is due next week. I am here to support you and we can work on these things!

Subject: Library and Information Science

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Question:

I need information on Memorial Day, but I was told I cannot use Wikipedia. Can you help me find a reliable source? And why can't i use Wikipedia?

Lia S.
Answer:

While Wikipedia is a good place to get an overview of a subject, it is not a safe resource because anyone can edit it. You can often find some good information in the resources at the bottom on the page though. As for your subject of Memorial Day, here are some better places that can help you. https://www.almanac.com/content/when-memorial-day The Farmer's Almanac is a long standing publication and is a safe source of information. Another good resource is History.com which is run by the History Channel https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history . Please let me know if you need more resources. If you are a student, or if you have a card to your local public library, they often have databases which will give you access to academic journals.

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