When writing an essay, is it better to start with similar words in each sentence, or a different word each time?
Typically, using a different word at the start of each sentence creates a clearer message to the audience and breaks up the author's thoughts. However, when emphasizing a specific point, authors do, at times, use the same word at the start of back-to-back sentences in order to create impact specific to the idea they are presenting.
When learning vocabulary and terminology, what method helps best to memorize and cement such information in long term memory?
Physically writing out flashcards has been found to be one of the best methods of memorization. Write the vocabulary or term on one side of a notecard and write the definition on the opposite side. Websites such as Quizlet provide similar online memorization techniques such as this.
In William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies, what idea is presented in reference to the primal instinct of mankind?
At mankind's core, our primal instinct is individual survival. Ultimately, humans will do anything to survive and we will revert to our very basic survival instincts, even if that involves harming or killing those of our own kind.