Tutor profile: Lily M.
What is the purpose of the subjonctive tense?
The "Subjonctif" expresses wishes, desires, emotions, doubt, etc. For example: Je veux que tu partes (I want you to leave).
What is the best way to structure a concluding paragraph of an essay?
Concluding paragraphs should always answer the "so what" questions. Instead of just restating what you wrote in your essay, take a new perspective on asserting its relevance. For example, if you are writing about sexist historical films, maybe write in your conclusion that contemporary film makers should strive to be more gender cognizant and inclusive.
Subject: International Studies
How has nationalism played a role in nation-state building and nation-state relations post World War I and II?
Nationalism was one of the key factors that led to both World Wars. Therefore, after these wars ended, each country wanted to maintain its global hegemony (superiority). This led to the production and cultivation of national identities, national language(s), and national religion(s). I doing so, states were able to generate a sense of nationalism, or pride in one's state, where the populace had strong faith in their government and country's potential. Because of this, state-relations, exemplified with the Cold War, were dominated by nationalist sentiment and the need for countries to dominate over others.