Tutor profile: Janise B.
Subject: Library and Information Science
How can I cite a webpage in MLA format?
Due to the ever-changing landscape of the internet, with websites changing, being archived, having limited storage capasity, etc. In order to give an accurate and lasting account of the resource being cited, it is important to share as much information as possible about the resource being cited. For an article on a website, you want to note the author, the title of the work, the name of the website or container (i.e. youtube, National Geographics, etc.), edition, volume or version number, the name of the company or publisher, institution, individual, etc., that is affiliated with the website, date of resource creation/publication, URL, DOI, or permalink, and the date the information was accessed. An example of this would be: Miller, Grant. “Women's Suffrage, Political Responsiveness, and Child Survival in American History.” The quarterly journal of economics vol. 123,3 (2008): 1287-1327. doi:10.1162/qjec.2008.123.3.1287 (Accessed September 2, 2021)
Subject: Early Childhood Education
What is the best way to build early literacy skills in the first five years of early childhood.
The primary resource young children have for learning in their early years is the adults around them. As a result, nature has provided them with the best tool for learning from these adults, mimicry. Young children mimic the words, gestures, and actions of the adults (and other young people) around them. The best way to teach a young child is to show them, with plenty of repetition. This manifests in early literacy skills via demonstration of the use of language, books, and other storytelling and conversational models. In basic terms, talk to young children. Starting at birth and throughout their lives. Talk to them about what you are doing, about what is happening around them, read to them, to show them that language and stories come from books and to make that connection for them. Read short board books to young children from the time they are born as part of their daily routine, tell stories with objects around them, talk to them about their day, about what is happening to them, sing them songs. The more words young children are exposed to the more their reading readiness is strengthened by the familiarity of the words when they are exposed to them in reading later. Storytelling, singing, and reading out loud to young children are all building a foundation of early literacy, and it is never too early to start.
Subject: Folklore and Mythology
What impact does Odysseus' hubris have on his journey home?
When Odysseus and his men are escaping from Polyphemus, the cyclops, Odysseus turns and shouts back at Polyphemus that he is not "Nobody," but is in fact Odysseus who has blinded the cyclops and tricked him with their escape. In this moment of hubris, Odysseus thinks himself invincible and out of reach, forgetting that no one is out of reach of the wrath of the gods. Also, his hubris leads him to behave as if he is more important than a cyclops, and that the cyclops, Polyphemus, was too weak and unimportant to take any vengeance upon him. It is then revealed that Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, and in revealing his true identity as a departing taunt, Odysseus' hubris brings down the wrath of Poseidon, who further waylays their journey home to Ithica, which ends up taking 10-years.
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