Tutor profile: Li K.
What is a thesis and why is it important?
A thesis is typically a 1-2 sentence long statement that states the main ideas or arguments of a paper. It is important because it gives both the writer themself and the reader a general understanding of the purpose of the paper (it is also often referred to as a roadmap because of this).
What is the literary purpose of a rhetorical question?
Rhetorical questions help engage your audience. They prompt the reader to actively consider the question being raised. Because of this rhetorical questions also serve an organizational and directional purpose. They can shift the tone or direction of the text by introducing a question that is not meant to be immediately answered.
Identify whether the sentences below are written in an active or passive voice. Sentence 1: The dog ate its food. Sentence 2: "Did you hear that they fed the dog a special dinner tonight?" Sentence 3: Even though its owners were usually very forgetful people, the dog was always fed by them.
Sentences 1 and 2 are active. sentence 3 is passive.
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