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Tutor profile: Melanie L.

Melanie L.
Student in University

Questions

Subject: Writing

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Question:

When including support from external sources in an essay or a speech, what is the important acronym to remember to evaluate your source, and what does each letter stand for? Please provide a short blurb as to why each letter is important in evaluating sources.

Melanie L.
Answer:

The important acronym is CRAAP, the C stands for Currency, the R stands for Relevance, the first A stands for Authority, the second A stands for Accuracy, and the P stands for Purpose. The source must be Current because information becomes outdated as new information is discovered. Relevance is important because if you are pulling something from an article about cars when the essay is about the French War. Authority is essential because if the source is speaking about vaccines yet the author is not a medical professional, the information may not be trustworthy. Accuracy is self-explanatory, if something sounds way out of place, it would be best to find another source. Lastly, discovering the Purpose of the source will help to determine if the source is biased or not, if the Purpose of the source is to persuade, you should be cautious with the information that is listed.

Subject: Driver's Safety

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Whether it be at a red light or a stop sign, what are two important things to remember when turning right into the flow of oncoming traffic? (Once you have stopped, and determined it is safe to turn)

Melanie L.
Answer:

Once you have determined it is safe to turn right, you should only enter the first lane available, do not try to cross into a second lane immediately after turning. Secondly, it is important to pick up your speed appropriately with the flow of traffic, because if you are turning onto a road which speed limit is 45mph and you only go 20mph, someone may end up rear-ending you. Once you have picked up speed, then it would be safe to begin the process to switch lanes.

Subject: Communication

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What are the key differences between the Linear Model of Communication and the Transactional Model of Communication? Which model most accurately represents how communication takes place?

Melanie L.
Answer:

The key differences between the Linear Model of Communication and the Transactional Model of Communication are that the Linear model shows communication as a one-way concept with a sender and a receiver, taking into account the noise that may distort the message. The Transactional Model of Communication emphasizes the ongoing nature of communication taking place between communicators, rather than there just simply being a sender and a receiver. While noise is taken into account for both models, the Transactional Model of Communication additionally includes feedback between communicators and the field of experience that each communicator has, which then creates a shared field of experience. The Transactional Model of Communication more accurately represents how communication takes place due to the multiple components concerned with this model.

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