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Tutor profile: Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth C.
Library Reference, Writing, Literature

Questions

Subject: Library and Information Science

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Question:

What are some best practices for providing reference services?

Elizabeth C.
Answer:

Provide clear eye contact and an enthusiastic attitude. Avoid using terminology that guests might find confusing. Listen fully to the guest's request before forming an action plan. Ask for clarification to avoid miscommunication as needed.

Subject: Literature

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Question:

How does The Great Gatsby reflect the bourgeoise class?

Elizabeth C.
Answer:

Nick describes Jay and Daisy as reckless people in The Great Gatsby. This is due to their selfishness and wealth that they use to manipulate the world around them. Daisy uses her wealth and power over Gatsby as a way to escape her loveless marriage. Jay uses his wealth to force others to respect him, something he did not receive growing up in the lower class. Each uses their money to prove that they are worthy of love while in the process creating destructive habits that ultimately lead to their downfall.

Subject: English

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Question:

Discuss the themes in Thornton Wilder's play Our Town.

Elizabeth C.
Answer:

One the surface, Our Town appears to be a play about nothing. It follows daily life in Grover's Corners, a non-descript fictional town in every day USA. Upon closer inspection, the play is about everything. We watch George and Emily go through every phase of life together and the challenges they present. The complexities of growing up and losing one's imagination are evident in Emily's closing monologue where she exclaims "It goes too fast! We don't have time to look at each other!" and how no one truly appreciates life while they live it.

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