Tutor profile: Monica W.
How can I become a better writer?
Good writing is a reflection of a clear message. Taking the time beforehand to think, or take notes, about the topic you want to write about can help your writing seem more cohesive and clear. After you have written the piece, taking the time to re-read it to see if every sentence logically flows from the last one and contains new information helps the reader understand your message more easily.
How can reading make you a better writer?
When you are reading actively, you can find words and sentence structures that you like and you can analyze them. Why did that particular writing style stand out to you? How can you integrate that structure into your own writing?
What are some misconceptions about code-switching?
Code-switching is the ability bilingual speakers have to systematically switch between two (or more) languages. While there is some stigma around languages, like Spanglish, research has found that speakers have deep knowledge of the syntax of both languages and creatively make new words. For example, bilinguals will sometimes mix the root of a word from one language with the morphology of the other language.