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Jeong Heun (Annie) L.
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Writing
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Question:

What is the difference between verbs and adverbs? Give an example of how they relate.

Jeong Heun (Annie) L.
Answer:

A verb is an action that a noun is performing. For example: "John studied". John is the noun, and studied is the action that is being performed by John. An adverb describes the action that is taking place (the verb) in its intensity, depth or nature. For example: "John studied quietly". This sentence is describing how John (the noun) who is studying (performing an action, or the verb). How did John study? Quietly. The adverb describes how the noun performed the verb, rather than the noun itself.

Study Skills
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Question:

What do you think is the most important skill when it comes to studying?

Jeong Heun (Annie) L.
Answer:

Time management! One of the biggest reason students have trouble in classes, especially going from high school to college is due to time management. This applies to students who do not allocate enough time to studying, and also students who allocate too much time to studying. A student can burn themselves out trying to cover vast materials with little to no help, and this causes a serious issue in eating, sleeping and waking patterns which disrupt studying and test-taking skills. Other students sometimes prioritize other activities more than studying, leading to having to re-take courses that they should not have to.

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Question:

Within the short story Karintha by Jean Toomer, close read the quote "Men had always wanted her, this Karintha, even as a child, Karintha carrying beauty, perfect as dusk when the sun goes down" in terms of objectification and individuality.

Jeong Heun (Annie) L.
Answer:

The prose in “Karintha” begins with, “Men had always wanted her, this Karintha, even as a child, Karintha carrying beauty, perfect as dusk when the sun goes down”, this shows the direct correlation of Karintha’s beauty with the sunset. The use of sunset here evokes a sense of nature, which is being used to describe beauty, and the description begins with what men had wanted but spares any description of Karintha’s wants. Toomer writes that Karintha carries her beauty rather than that she is beautiful. This detaches beauty from Karintha, as it is not innate within her, but she is physically carrying it. He describes the beauty that she is holding as perfect as dusk, but by specifying that it is something she is carrying, he describes the beauty itself, not Karintha. The word “this” being used to introduce Karintha’s name is also interesting as it objectifies Karintha. She becomes something men had always wanted by the word “this”. The word can be used to specify something, such as this one rather than that one, and it is rarely used with a person’s name, as the name itself should specify the person. In this context, the use of the word “this” explicitly explains what the men want, but fails to specify Karintha. Even more so, it fails to describe Karintha as an individual, as the word choice allows us to understand Karintha as something that men desire.

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