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Tutor profile: Amanda K.

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Subject: Writing

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I'm having a hard time coming up with a thesis statement. I still don't understand how to do it?

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Amanda K.
Answer:

Thanks for your question. I definitely understand how hard it is to figure out thesis statements. First, what is your topic? (I would then tailor my answer to the topic). The most important thing to think about is what you are actually trying to say or to "prove". A great thesis statement says exactly what you're going to tell the reader. One of the best resources to figure out how to create a thesis statement is called the Purdue Owl. Please take a look here: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/the_writing_process/thesis_statement_tips.html

Subject: Study Skills

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I'm having a hard time organizing notes and making time for study - I have several classes I'm taking at one time. How can I get better at this?

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Amanda K.
Answer:

Thanks so very much for your question! I'm so excited that you're interested in learning how to better manage your time. The first place I'd take you to is a fantastic site that I've suggested to many students - it's a "calculator" that helps you plan out your strategy to finish assignments: https://studyhub.fxplus.ac.uk/study-guides/written-assignments/assignment-calculator I'd also suggest that you take stock of your study space. Do you have a good workspace with good lighting? How are you currently organized? I can offer some different suggestions for pulling together files and notes. Additionally, can you tell me what types of courses you are taking. I might be able to offer suggestions specific to your classes.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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I'm interested in writing a business plan for a course that I'm taking. I have to think about a business I'd like to create, do market reserach, and then write a plan. How would I go about doing this?

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Amanda K.
Answer:

Thanks so much for your question! I have a few ideas for you. There are a number of fantastic resources available. First, do you have access to databases at your own school? If so, could you tell me a little bit about those? If not, there are a number of ways you can go about doing your research. You can easily take a look at your public library's catalog and use subject terms like "business plan," "small business plan," or "entrepreneur plans." There are also some wonderful resources at: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/write-your-business-plan. A number of market research suggestions are listed here: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/market-research-competitive-analysis. Can we dive deeper after you look at the links above? Let me know what questions you might have.

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