Tutor profile: Sydney M.
How do you write essays?
Personally, I always start by having a loose concept of what I want to talk about. This sounds basic, and it is! It could be a thesis statement, a quote I have been longing to use, or some other burst of inspiration; it's easier to write about something you find interesting. From there, the next step is to gather supporting evidence and organize it into your body paragraphs. I tend to write my introduction paragraphs last so I know exactly what I have covered in my essay.
Why is Shakespeare so hard to understand?
Shakespeare's English is a bit dated, to be sure. However, his works have a lot of things in common with today's media; dirty jokes, puns, insightful social commentary followed immediately by another joke, et cetera. Going line by line may help you understand the gist of what he is saying, and then you can toss everything together into a nice, weird Shakespearean salad of concepts. His plays are meant to be performed, so taking time to read aloud with a friend or following along with a YouTube video may help you to truly understand what he is saying.
Why is studying English useful today?
As is true for any method of communication, learning and understanding both spoken and written rules streamlines understanding between those who speak the language. Improved communication increases empathy and breaks down barriers.
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