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Tutor profile: Kim B.

Kim B.
Tutor in History, French, and Library services

Questions

Subject: SAT II French

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Question:

When does one use the subjunctive mood (le subjonctif) for French verbs?

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Answer:

The subjunctive mood is used most often in expressing opinions and doubt. It also is used to communicate emotions and judgments. The subjunctive is also used to express a preference or provide advice. It can also be used to give orders and direction to others.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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Question:

What sorts of information are important to note when using online resources in research?

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Answer:

Online resources often provide minimal pierces of identification, or require extra effort to find this information on the part of the reader. It is most important to find the authority behind the website where the information is posted. Who owns the domain? Is it an organization or an individual? If reading an article on a website, is there an author of the article that is different from the organization or individual in control of the site? Does the source have a slant/angle/perspective? Is the author trying to persuade or is information presented in an objective, "clinical" manner? Does the overarching website have a slant/angle/perspective? What is the date of the source? Has it been edited since its original posting? What is the writing style? Is it academic, conversational, persuasive, etc.? Is the writing style appropriate to the type of source?

Subject: US History

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Question:

In what ways are the Reconstruction period and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s similar?

Kim B.
Answer:

Both Reconstruction and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement featured Congressional and constitutional actions to expand and protect the rights of people previously considered as less than full citizens. For example, the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868, providing former slaves with full citizenship. Two years later, the Fifteenth Amendment provided Black men the franchise. In the 1960s, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 sought to codify and enforce the rights granted by the Constitutional amendments of the Reconstruction era.

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