Subjects
PRICING
COURSES
SIGN IN
Start Free Trial
Madeleine P.
Student at Vanderbilt University
Tutor Satisfaction Guarantee
Writing
TutorMe
Question:

What makes a piece of writing "good?"

Madeleine P.
Answer:

Something that I, and I imagine many others, have found incredibly frustrating throughout my education is that grading of writing is entirely subjective. What one english teacher thinks is an A+ job, another may think deserves a C. That being said, it is difficult to evaluate what makes writing objectively "good." Of course, this also depends upon the type of writing being discussed. For the sake of this question, I will focus only on academic writing. Personally, I believe that strong academic writing is any that has a strong, clear voice. It is important that the reader can "hear" the writer's opinion. It is equally as important that writing be concise. An essay is simply not the place for flowery imagery and detailed language. Rather, it is an outlet for persuasion through the use of easily understood evidence presented in simple language.

Psychology
TutorMe
Question:

Why is the study of psychology important?

Madeleine P.
Answer:

Psychology is arguably one of the most important subjects in that in studying psychology, we study ourselves. Learning how our minds think about and process things can help us in studying any other subject. Studying psychology also allows us to better understand others, which can have a wonderful impact on our relationships with those around us.

College Admissions
TutorMe
Question:

With so many talented, qualified students, what is the best way students can stand out in college admissions?

Madeleine P.
Answer:

The number one way to stand out in the college admissions process is to have a coherent story that they can weave together from the various pieces of evidence you give them. In other words, your transcripts, test scores, activities, and essay should all point to some common theme of what makes this applicant tick. It is especially helpful to highlight passions. For example, if your passion is math and your essay is about your experience winning the mathlete championships, it would reason that your transcript shows your highest grades in advanced math classes, your activities reflect involvement in math related clubs, and your test scores are especially high in the math sections. In terms of test prep, the best way to achieve this is through repetition. The tests are structured in a similar enough way that the more you practice, the easier it is to figure out what they're really asking for in each type of question. Learning how to recognize and respond to these patterns can drastically improve test scores.

Send a message explaining your
needs and Madeleine will reply soon.
Contact Madeleine
Ready now? Request a lesson.
Start Session
FAQs
What is a lesson?
A lesson is virtual lesson space on our platform where you and a tutor can communicate. You'll have the option to communicate using video/audio as well as text chat. You can also upload documents, edit papers in real time and use our cutting-edge virtual whiteboard.
How do I begin a lesson?
If the tutor is currently online, you can click the "Start Session" button above. If they are offline, you can always send them a message to schedule a lesson.
Who are TutorMe tutors?
Many of our tutors are current college students or recent graduates of top-tier universities like MIT, Harvard and USC. TutorMe has thousands of top-quality tutors available to work with you.