Tutor profile: Kaleigh C.
How do I write a thesis statement?
The purpose of a thesis statement is to tell your reader what you are going to argue in your paper so that they know what to look for as they read. Thesis statements contain both the "what" and the "how." The "what" is where you make a claim, and the "how" is where you set up the evidence that will support your claim.
Subject: Study Skills
"I have a hard time taking notes from the reading for class. I much prefer asking questions and listening to the lecture, but then I have nothing to study off of later. How can I best study for my test?"
It sounds like you are an auditory learner! With auditory learners, ideas tend to flow better from their brain to their mouths rather than to their hands. Try having a conversation with another friend in class and recording it on voice memos on your phone. The thoughts will come easier, and you can either listen to the recording again when you are studying or you can write down what you said on the recording for physical notes.
How does Defoe depict civility in his work Robinson Crusoe?
Through Crusoe's shifting relationship with Friday, his servant on the island, Defoe demonstrates Crusoe's notion of civility being a necessary component of being human. It is only as Friday grows to fit Crusoe's understanding of civility that Crusoe begins to recognize him and respect him as a human.