Tutor profile: Megan C.
Subject: Study Skills
Everyone has a different idea of an "ideal study space". Some people prefer complete silence while others simply cannot focus without some quiet background music. Some people prefer a plain room to stay focused while others like being surrounded by color. It is important for your study time that you are in the right setting for you, and being aware of what this space looks like for you is a good place to start! Describe your ideal study setting. What does it look like? Sound like? What are some of the essential supplies you keep in your study space? If you don't know what your ideal study space is or you don't yet have a dedicated study space, think about it for a while. When have you done your best studying in the past? What was that setting like? Where can you set up a study space for success and what will it look like?
I am the kind of person who gets distracted if I am trying to study in a room that is too quiet. I like to play instrumental music stations on Pandora when I am studying. It helps to keep me focused. I have learned that I do not study well if I am in a room in which I can hear or see the TV. I have also learned that it is important to have proper lighting. I have a desk that I sit at when it is time to study/work. I think that because this space is dedicated to work and study that it helps my brain go into work mode when I sit down. I don't do leisure activities at my desk, so my brain doesn't associate it with leisure. I do work at it so my brain associates it with work. I used to have a plain workspace but kept finding myself daydreaming of decorating it so I had something to look at. So I added some photos of things that make me happy. I found myself too fidgety to stay sitting and focused, so I now keep a fidget toy at my desk. I don't keep a bunch of stuff around as that would be more of a distraction, just a few things to make my study space mine. The other essentials that are always kept on my desk are pens, pencils, a few different color highlighters, a stapler, hole punch, post it notes, and paper. Another thing I never sit down to study without is water. Staying hydrated is conducive to more effective studying.
Subject: World History
Briefly describe the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. List a minimum of six goods that were traded and the continent of origin.
The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade was a trade route between the Americas, Africa, and Europe. The most common goods brought from Africa to the Americas and Europe were spices, ivory, and gold. Slaves were also considered a "good" during this time. It is estimated that between 10 to 12 million slaves were traded between the 16th to 19th centuries. The most common goods exported from the Americas to Europe were tobacco, lumber, and sugar.
Subject: US History
Describe one similarity main difference between the first Women's Rights Movement that lasted from the late 1800s to around 1920, and the second Women's Rights Movement that took place largely in the 1960s.
The biggest thing these two Women's Rights Movements have in common is that in both movements, women across the US came together with the goal of advancing woman's place in American society. The difference between the two is the specific goals of each of the movements. In the first Women's Rights Movement the main goal was to secure the right for women to vote. The goal of the second Women's Rights Movement was equal opportunities for women socially. This includes equal rights when it comes to the workplace and family life.
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