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Tutor profile: Mykhe H.

Mykhe H.
Librarian with Virtual Reference Experience

Questions

Subject: Writing

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Question:

What is the Writing Process?

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Answer:

Writing, as a process, involves at least four or five steps: Prewriting (including research), Drafting (including outlining), Revision (usually multiple times), Proofing and Editing, and Submission (as a paper for students, or for publication by a writer or Professor.) An excellent guide can be found here: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/english_as_a_second_language/esl_students/key_concepts_for_writing_in_north_american_colleges/stages_of_the_writing_process.html. (NB: I have provided sources of information even with the answers to the "subject" questions being original -- as per standard ACRL Librarian practice.)

Subject: Library and Information Science

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Question:

What does "1066 and all that" mean?

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Answer:

"1066" Refers to the Norman conquest of England during the Medieval period (aka Middle Ages), and especially to the Battle of Hastings. This essentially meant that control of England shifted from the Anglo-Saxons to the Norman French. The phrase "1066 and All that" is the title of a popular work of English History (as well as a humorous take on that history.) The book is a good undergraduate-level source for history of that period (https://books.google.com/books/about/1066_and_All_that.html?id=0aQNAQAAMAAJ)

Subject: Literature

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Question:

Who were the major female writers involved with the Confessional poetry style of the mid-20th Century, and what were its main characteristics?

Mykhe H.
Answer:

Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were two poets that brought the style to prominence, Other female poets of the time were named as confessional, but rejected the label, including Adrienne Rich and Elizabeth Bishop. Confessional poetry radically broke with the dictates of New Criticism (popular at the time) that the "I" of a poem, the speaker, and the poet, the writer, were never the same thing. It delved into taboo subjects such as sexuality, alcohol / drug use and abuse, and mental illness, (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/151109/an-introduction-to-confessional-poetry) While the style predominantly ended in the 1970's, its influence spread to many other literary styles.

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