Tutor profile: Holly S.
Is it okay to use contractions in essays?
While using a contraction is not illegal to use in essays, it is frowned upon. Contractions are not professional and should be spelled out in any written essay unless directly quoting a source.
Explain one theme that you pulled from the passage and find two pieces of evidence to support your answer.
One theme I pulled from the passage was that you should never give up, no matter how hard things get. Our main character Robin demonstrates multiple times that he had a choice during a hard moment. He could either give up, or preserver and overcome the obstacle. In chapter 2, Robin must fun up a large hill. He almost quite several times but knew it would do no good. He focused on what was important to him, which was running the 5k. This gave him strength to push through and run up the hill. Another event from the story was when Robin had to say goodbye to his best friend. "I knew it would be hard. Honestly, I did not even want to go to the airport. It would be easier to just not say goodbye, but I can't do that to him. He has always been there for me. I will be there for him. I will go to the airport and send him off in style" (Author, Date, Page Number).
How does the author's use of imagery convey the mood of the passage?
The author's use of imagery conveys the mood of the passage by providing the reader with words that give the reader association with certain circumstances and feeling. The author uses words such as gloomy, bleak, dreary, melancholy so the read will associate the house as depressing, dark, and overall, unpleasant.