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Tutor profile: Allison R.

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Allison R.
Librarian for 5 years in both public and school settings
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Subject: Study Skills

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How do I study for a test?

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Everyone's best study methods are different the below are just recommendations and can be used in any combination. 1. Create flash cards You can make flash cards with words and definitions, equations and when to use them, historical events with dates, individuals and what they are known for. 2. Reread notes and summarize Read your notes or presentations from your teacher and summarize the key components or important details. You can also do this with reading or textbox chapters. 3. Find a study partner Find someone in your class to study with. You can quiz each other, talk out ideas, and have someone to help if you are confused. Make sure when you are picking a study partner that you are picking someone who is going to study with you, and not goofy off. Don't be scared to find a different study partner or group if you didn't find them helpful. 4. Take a practice test Check online to see if you find a practice test on your subject area or if there are practice questions in your textbook. You can also ask your teacher if they have a practice test or questions. This will help you determine which questions you know and which ones you need to review more. 5. Acronyms and mnemonics Create memory tricks to help you memorize important information. A famous example to remember the planets is My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). And remember when you take your test to start with the questions that you know first, don't be scared to jump around when you answer questions.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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How do you help someone with reader's advisory?

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1. Become familiar with your collection You need to know what books you have in your collection to be able to make recommendations. You will also be more familiar with items that your patrons checking out. 2. Ask questions and get more information Ask what type of book they are looking for? Ask more details if its generic like a mystery book, are you looking for who dunnit mystery, a psychological thriller, or something gory? What was the last book they enjoyed? What did you enjoy about it? Are you looking for something similar? 3. Find read alikes Novelist is a great resource it will list recommended read alikes and why they are recommending the book. You can also use amazon or barnes and noble and check to see what you may also like. 4. Create displays and booklists Not everyone wants to talk to a librarian about getting recommendations especially teens. Think about creating passive ways to promote and recommend books through displays and booklists.

Subject: European History

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Why did the Irish potato famine occur?

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The Irish potato famine is also called, the great famine, the great hunger, or the famine and occurred from 1845-1852. By the mid 1800s half acre plots of land had become common in Ireland after years of subdividing plots because because of a 1704 penal law (the Property Act), which required that all land held by a catholic be divided equally between all the land owner's sons both his legitimate and illegitimate ones. Due to the small plots of lands potatoes became the only crop that would support a family. For at least two thirds of the Irish population they depended on the potato as a main component of their diet. In addition to smaller plots, many large estates were owned by absentee landowners who resided in England and had the Irish as tenants and local middleman to manage the property and collect rent. In 1845 the potato crop failed due to a blight, Phytophthora infestans or P. Infestans a water mold. The worst year of the was 1847 and called Black '47. The famine resulted in 1 million Irish fleeing the country and additional 1 million died because of starvation or related causes of malnutrition. The British Government was in-charge of the Ireland during this time and it is believed that they took insufficient action to end the famine. In previous famines, the government would close the port to prevent the exportation of domestic food and instead use it feed the people. In the great famine at no time did the British government stop exporting local food from Ireland, including wheat, barley, oats and other grain crops. Many Irish were also evicted from land when they were unable to pay their rent which only increased those struggling in Ireland. For more information on this topic: Ireland's Great Hunger Museum (https://www.ighm.org/learn.html) Great Famine from Britaninca (https://www.britannica.com/event/Great-Famine-Irish-history) Irish Potato Famine (https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/irish-potato-famine) Great Famine (Ireland) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland))

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