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Tutor profile: Joshua D.

Joshua D.
Undergraduate student at Southern New Hampshire University

Questions

Subject: Writing

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Question:

Describe what a quote bomb is and some ways it can be avoided during an essay.

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Answer:

A quote bomb is when a quotation forms its own sentence in an essay. A quote bomb can be jarring to a reader as its sudden appearance may seem detached from the writing. The key to avoiding a quote bomb is to properly introduce it in a sentence that explains to who the quote is attributed. For example instead of writing a sentence that simply says "It's important to eat your vegetables", you can start the sentence off by attributing the quote. Instead, the sentence will look like this, John told the kids, "It's important to eat your vegetables."

Subject: Biology

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Describe some reasons why a virus may not be considered "living"

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Answer:

The core characteristics of life include being based on cells, reproduction, growth, and metabolism. A virus can only undergo these characteristics when interacting with a cell. For example, a virus reproduces by entering a cell and injecting its RNA so that it can reproduce. Without access to the machinery provided by the cell, a virus would not be able to reproduce. A virus is also not structured like a cell, it lacks any organelles that a cell has, a plasma membrane, or ribosomes. Instead, it is simply composed of an outer envelope to enclose its contents, a spike protein to attach to cells, and RNA/DNA to replicate once inside a cell.

Subject: US History

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Question:

Compare the economies of the thirteen colonies during the early Colonial Period (prior to the American Revolution)

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Answer:

In broad strokes, the Thirteen colonies can be divided into three different economic zones - the Middle Colonies, New England Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. Each of the three zones was influenced by their climates which determined what crops could be grown in the area. For example, the New England colonies had punishing winters and rocky soil which made widespread agriculture difficult. As a substitute, many of the colonies instead relied on fishing and commerce to grow their colonies (which ultimately led to the growth of coastal cities such as Boston). The Middle Colonies would quickly become the "breadbasket of America" due to the fact they could easily grow food crops such as rye, wheat, and corn. As a result, its economy was driven by agriculture which helped feed the other colonies. Cash crops however required a much more tropical climate. As a result, the Southern colonies such as Georgia and the Carolinas became built around crops such as tobacco and cotton. The dependence on these crops led to the growth of the plantation system which drove the growth of slavery in the south and the rise of a few wealthy plantation farmers.

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