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Tutor profile: Rabia A.

Rabia A.
Biomedical Engineering Masters Student

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Subject: Study Skills

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Question:

How can a college student improve their GPA while still managing extracurriculars and a healthy personal life? How can a college student maintain a good GPA while taking 13+ hours?

Rabia A.
Answer:

The first step towards improving or maintaining your GPA is to target what study style you benefit most from. You can time yourself to study 13 hours a day and glue yourself to a desk, but there is no efficiency or effectiveness in that. Discovering your study style, such as auditory, visual, group, etc., helps you progress which brings motivation while dodging burnouts. Next, create a realistic schedule for what time you want to sleep, study, relax, spend time with friends, etc. Make sure to include ample time for rest and be realistic with how much time you want to spend with friends. You want this schedule to be sustainable so you can carry on with it for the semester. Stick to this schedule for a couple of weeks, making adjustments as needed. This will help strengthen your mind and get you in a routine. Once you've got the rhythm and you have an effective study style, the rest is a well oiled machine.

Subject: English

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(For ESL students) Which sentence below contains the best grammar and expression of the idea stated below? Idea: My tire was flat. I missed my friend's birthday party. a) I missed my friend's birthday party because my tire was flat. b) I missed my friend's birth party, therefore my tire was flat. c) My tire was flat, I missed my friend's birthday party. d) My tire was flat: and them I missed my friend's birthday party.

Rabia A.
Answer:

Since the question is asking which of the sentences contains the best grammar, c and d can be eliminated. For c, we would either need to be listing something, elaborating on a idea, or using the words for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. When elaborating on an idea, the following format can be used: "my teacher, Mrs. Smith, loves to wear purple". The "Mrs. Smith" is additional information that if taken out, would convey the main idea. The question also asks to choose the sentence that expressed the idea the best. Therefore, we can eliminate b since the birthday party was missed BECAUSE the tire was flat. Not the other way around. The tire did not become flat due to the missed birthday party.

Subject: Biological Engineering

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Question:

Take a biodegradable and implantable porous scaffold for tissue regeneration. The scaffold is made of a thermoplastic which allows the material to be heated and manipulated to the desired shape. For this thermoplastic polymer, below what characteristic temperature will the polymer be brittle and rigid?

Rabia A.
Answer:

The Tg, or glass transition temperature.

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