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Tutor profile: Dionne W.

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Dionne W.
Tutor for 5+ years; Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
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Subject: Writing

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Question:

Review the sentence below. Highlight the grammatical error it contains and rewrites the sentence with the necessary corrections. Today was a beautiful day, I went to the grocery store after work.

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Answer:

The sentence contains a comma-splice, which is the incorrect use of a comma to join two independent clauses (i.e. complete sentences). A comma should not be used in this instance. Instead, a semi-colon should be used to join the sentences or a period used to split the sentence into two separate sentences. Correction - Today was a beautiful day. I went to the grocery store after work. OR Today was a beautiful day; I went to the grocery store after work.

Subject: Psychology

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What is a misattribution of arousal? Provide an example.

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Answer:

Misattribution of arousal is the phenomenon that occurs when an individual mistakes the source of their arousal/emotions. Most often, persons unknowingly attach a positive emotion to a negative source. Example - A young man who is afraid of heights is made to cross an old rickety bridge that is several feet above the ground. Though terrified, he makes his way across the bridge all while shaking with fear. Once he successfully crosses the bridge, he is met by a beautiful young woman asking questions about his experience. Due to the arousal caused by his fear of heights, he becomes immediately attracted to the woman and feels as though she is the one for him. He mistakenly attributes the arousal he felt while crossing the bridge as an attraction to the young woman.

Subject: Anatomy

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Please define the following anatomical directional terms and provide an example for each: a) superior b) superficial c) lateral

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Answer:

a) superior - towards the upper section of the body/above; towards the head. Example - the heart is superior to the liver (our heart is located above our liver). b) superficial - closer to the surface of the body. Example - the muscles are superficial to our bones (our muscles are closer to our skin than our bones). c) lateral - further away from the midline of the body. Example - the eyes are lateral to the nose (our eyes are further away from the middle of our body than our nose, which is almost directly in the middle).

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