Tutor profile: Lena M.
We will provide you with a question. Write at least one paragraph that argues for or against the statement. Is a good or a bad thing we live in the age of the internet?
A person can type something in the Google search and can get dozens of results within seconds. We not only get information quicker, but also content. We live in the age of streaming. Some time ago, if someone missed a movie in the theater, they would have to wait months for it to be released on DVD. Or, they could catch it on TV, but only if they were lucky. Now, people can watch movies immediately on streaming services whether they are playing in theaters or not. And if they can't, the time movies get uploaded to streaming services is generally faster than the time it takes for a film to become available on DVD. Because of the internet, streaming, and other technologies, more people have access to things quicker, in better definition, and they have more options. While the internet and streaming has made things better in a lot of ways, there are some disadvantages. We have access to more information and now there is the phenomenon known as "fact-checking." Despite all of this, misinformation still exists. The problem is most people are not being taught to take what certain sources claim at face-value. There are some sources can seem credible, but they actually aren't. This is true because most information is at its root neutral, but the companies and people who distribute the information are often biased. To take things further, convenience is a double-aged sword. Since people have access to information and content instantly, some people don't appreciate the written word as much anymore. One could that the internet is making most people only see things on a superficial level, instead of actually studying subjects outside of the classroom. http://www.goactablog.org/is-internet-making-us-smarter-or-dumber/
Select a text from African-American literature published before 1965 and select two themes from the text and briefly explain how these themes are present in the piece. If possible, use citations from the text to justify.
Text chosen: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Theme 1: Invisibility The main character claims that he is invisible not because he does not exist, but because people choose to not acknowledge his existence. The young man, this "invisible man," is a critique of American society, and how it refuses to treat black people as human beings. Not only does it dehumanize us, it also refuses to acknowledge our experiences unless it is at a convenient time. "I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poem; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids---and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me," (Ellison 1.) Theme 2: Time There are other African-American Literature pieces that experiment with time, such as Toni Morrison's Beloved. But Invisible Man was on of the few to do it early on. It's possible that Ellison made the story-line nonlinear to prove that that black people's experience in America that our experiences with racism don't only include the present time, but go back to chattel slavery (or perhaps further than that.) "Invisibility, let me explain, gives one a slightly different sense of time, you're never quite on the beat. Sometimes you're ahead and sometimes behind..." (Ellison 8.)
What is the difference between passive and active voice?
In passive voice, an action is made into the subject of a sentence. In active voice, the subject of a sentence is typically a person, place, or inanimate object. An example: (Passive Voice): Why was the road crossed by the chicken? (Active Voice): Why did the chicken cross the road?
needs and Lena will reply soon.