Tutor profile: Sarah O.
Why is it useful to know how to effectively use different kinds of writing styles?
It's useful to know how to effectively use different kinds of writing styles because the assignment and/or the audience will help you determine what kind of writing style you need to use. If you are writing a persuasive essay, you are using a different kind of writing style than if you are writing a research paper. Being able to adapt and use different kinds of writing styles will make it much more easier for you to complete assignments successfully.
Subject: Study Skills
Why are study skills important to learn (and to keep using even when you're not in school anymore)?
Study skills are important to learn because they can help you succeed in your classes. With good study skills you can retain information more easily, and not get behind in your assignments. This is a good skill to have even when you're not in school anymore because those skills are transferable to the workplace, where you will be required to stay on top of things and have good time management skills.
Subject: European History
Why is 1648 an important date in European history?
1648 was the year in which the Treaty of Westphalia was signed, bringing an end to both the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) (which took place in Central Europe) and the Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) (also known as the Dutch War of Independence). Scholars have asserted that the Treaty of Westphalia marks the beginning of the modern world (and modern international relations) as we know them today.