Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"- We continued working on the issue essays. - We looked at some of her old prompts and focused on outlines and organization. - The student will pick one issue essay and one argument essay to do between now and our next session."
"Today, we covered an Issue essay first. The student's prose and organization are strong. After that, we talked in more depth about the Argument task, ripping through about 10 prompts in order to make him feel more comfortable with quickly dissecting these arguments."
"For our last session, the student and I focused on improving an issue essay he wrote in response to a prompt selected from the pool of possible topics on the exam website. We reviewed ways to strengthen an argument formally, and rhetorically. We also discussed at length how introductions and conclusions should be written. We selected another prompt together and discussed how one might tackle the issue, emphasizing the way different dimensions of an issue can be argued for in an organized fashion. We concluded the session by answering some questions against text-passages, on which the student fared well."