Tutor profile: Jessica G.
APA is overwhelming! How do I format my writing in APA?
I promise that APA formatting isn't nearly as complicated as it might first seem! I always tell my students that despite what they may think, APA Is not actually an elaborate torture device. Instead, the purpose is simplicity; by using a writing format that is widely accepted and known, your writing and the sources you use within it will be easily understood by others. If your essay is published, anyone can read and understand it along with the the information used within that essay! The basic format you can start with is by using a readable font in size 12, double spaced throughout, with paragraphs indented 1/2 inch. You'll be off to a great start just by doing this!
What is the main theme of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson?
To identify themes in literature, identify the plot and then look for recurring imagery. Ask yourself, "what is this author saying about the human experience? Is there a lesson here?" In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in particular, the American Dream is a central theme.
How do I write a thesis statement?
A thesis statement isn't as hard as it sounds, I promise! If you struggle with crafting a thesis, you likely just don't know what your paper is about yet (in which case I recommend some additional research and free writing!). A good test for a thesis statement is to ask yourself the following question: if my reader only saw this one sentence, would they understand exactly what my paper is about? Aim for one clear and concise sentence that sums up exactly what your essay is about.