Tutor profile: Ashlea M.
What's a thesis statement?
A thesis statement is a sentence that usually comes at the very end of the first paragraph that defines what the essay will be about.
Subject: Study Skills
When should I begin working on my assignment?
Typically, you want to divide the amount of time you have by the amount of work to be done. Say you want to complete an essay in two weeks but want weekends off from working on it. That gives you ten days. Say your essay is seven paragraphs long. You'll want to complete a paragraph each day of the week and leave the last two days for editing and proofreading.
How do you find the verb in a sentence?
Any time you think you've found a word that appears to be a verb, ask the phrase "Can I do it?" and apply it to the word. If you can do it, it's a verb. If not, it's either a state of being verb (am, is, are, was, were, being, been) or it's not a verb at all if it doesn't fit into that state of being category.