Tutor profile: Samantha S.
How many sentences must I write to complete a paragraph?
There are always exceptions, but aim for a minimum of three sentences.
Subject: Library and Information Science
I have a job interview tomorrow, and I've been told I should know something about the company who's interviewing me. I looked on their website, but it only gave me high-level information. How do I find out more?
Use your public (or school) library's electronic databases and search the ones that are specific to business, such as Hoovers or Dun & Bradstreet. You can also learn interesting facts by searching the library's newspaper and magazine databases. Use the company's name as your key word for your first search.
I've been told to write what I know. What if I don't know much (or anything) about the subject I'm assigned?
Research your topic. A search on Google may be a general starting point. But a better place to find information on a topic is to use your library's electronic databases, which are subject specific. It's also important to identify unique and pertinent key words for successful search results.
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