Tutor profile: Darlajean G.
When writing a paper, how can I prevent it from going off topic?
When writing a paper, outlines help focus your thoughts on answering the question posed by your teacher. In order to assure yourself that you are on topic, once the paper is written you will need to go back and reread the paper. A helpful method of doing this includes writing a one-sentence summary of each paragraph and making sure that they are related to, and developing, your thesis argument. After you have assured yourself that your paper is on topic, look for any jargon, logical fallacies, and/or excessive wordiness in those paragraphs to ensure that they, too, are on topic and effective.
Subject: US History
What was the turning point of the American Revolution? Why was it considered to be a turning point?
The Battle of Saratoga occurred in the Fall of 1777, (September and October), and effectively prevented the British from cutting the New England Colonies off from support from Southern and Chesapeake Bay area colonies. The battle also proved to the reluctant French that the Patriots had a good chance to win the war, providing the impetus they needed to go to war with England. Combined with a re-invigoration of Washington's forces which came from the decisive victory over two major battles, the entry of the French into the war helped the Patriots gain the advantage over British troops.
Subject: Digital Media
When working with photographs, how can I successfully integrate a portion of one photograph into another? When I try to do so, it looks as though I have simply copied and pasted a piece in and it doesn't match the original photo.
When integrating photos together, special care must be taken to adjust the lighting, angles, and colors of the photos in order to have them match. You'll also want to be sure the edges are blended together as "seams" can cause a photograph to look pixelated and distorted.
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