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Tutor profile: Amanda D.

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Amanda D.
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Subject: Study Skills

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What would be an effective way to organize the sources for my research paper?

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Use citation software to keep track of your resources and make sure to cite each resource as you use it in your paper. Check out what your institution offers for student use or use free programs like Easybib or Zotero.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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I'm looking for resources for a research paper on the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, how can I evaluate the reliability of my sources?

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Evaluate the resources based on where they come from, who produced them, who paid for the study or publication, their age, the size of the study, and if they were peer-reviewed. Also, make sure to check for any retractedor corrections. Where they come from: .gov and .edu sources are more reliable than most .org sources and all are generally more reliable than .com sources. The CDC or a source from UCLA would be more reliable than vaccines.com Who produced them: does the source have a bias? In this case, an organization for the support of vaccine injury sufferers would have a bias against vaccines and would not be as reliable as The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Who paid for the study: A study paid for and published by a large pharmaceutical company (that was not submitted to a federal agency as part of oversight) would not be as reliable as a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Their age: a study that is more than 5 years old would not be as reliable as a study conducted last year. In this case, COVID vaccines are so new that age would not affect reliability, though newer studies may have more complete information. The size of the study: a study consisting of a cohort of 100 is not as reliable as a study consisting of 2000 members. Peer review: a study from a peer-reviewed journal like JAMA would be more reliable than a study that had not been reviewed by other professionals in the field. Redactions and corrections: always make sure to check your search page or the electronic source to see if a study was retracted, this would indicate there was a major flaw in the study.

Subject: Music

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Question:

How would you describe the meter, form, and instrumentation of the first movement of Hayden's Symphony 101?

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Amanda D.
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The first movement of Hayden's Symphony 101, "The Clock" is divided into two main sections, the opening Adagio and the Presto. The Adagio is in 3/4 time, while the Presto is in 6/8. The Adagio is introductory and the Presto of the movement is in Sonata-Allegro form containing an opening first theme, second theme, development, recapitulation and an extended codetta. The work was written for strings, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, and timpani.

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