Why is it important to consider the historical and social context of a text?It will assist you in determining the point of view and finding the climax.You need to know this information to identify figures of speech and rhetorical devices.Knowing this information may help you understand the author’s message and purpose.It’s better to have no knowledge of this information so you aren’t biased by it.

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/01/2020 - 02:22 PM

Answered by admin AT 29/01/2020 - 02:22 PM

The correct answer is - Knowing this information may help you understand the author’s message and purpose.


The historical and social context of a text is important while analyzing that particular text (depending on the literary theory you are going for). Based on these contexts, you will be able to determine or base your opinions on what they author wanted to say, to convey, to teach his or her audience, so you need to pay attention to everything if you want your analysis to be thorough.


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Read the claim and reason. Claim: Our school cafeteria should offer more meatless main dishes. Reason: There are a significant number of vegetarians attending our school. What evidence best supports the student’s reason? The results of a student survey suggest that twenty-three percent of the students consider themselves vegetarians. Though school food is funded by state and county governments, the menu is determined by school cafeteria staff. Salads and meatless pasta dishes add variety to school menus and provide vegetarians with possible choices. Vegetarians rely on beans, nuts, and Greek yogurt as alternate sources of protein in their diets.

Answer:

The evidence that best supports the student's reason is A. The results of a student survey suggest that twenty-three percent of the students consider themselves vegetarians.

Explanation:

When writing an argumentative text, it is important to provide documentation,  facts or information that indicate whether a statement or proposition is valid or true so as to support the argument of the text. This is called evidence.

Within these options, sentence A is the one that best supports the student's reason because it provides solid and objective data about the students diet, rather than mere opinion or any other piece of information that is not relevant to the claim or its reason.

ANSWERED AT 21/02/2020 - 12:40 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 21/02/2020 - 12:40 PM

Rewrite the following paragraph using the half-and-half form. What are some of the differences between intelligence and wisdom? Intelligence is the ability to absorb information quickly and accurately. Wisdom will not necessarily absorb information quickly. The intelligent person has a store of information readily available “in her own head,” but it may just stay stored there. The wise person examines and uses information, looking for real truths. The intelligent person may share information, but a reason for sharing may often be to draw attention and praise to oneself. A wise person will share her conclusions humbly, concerned for the good of others, not just herself.

Intelligence is the ability to absorb information quickly and accurately. ​The intelligent person has a store of information readily available “in her own head,” but it may just stay stored there. ​The intelligent person may share information, but a reason for sharing may often be to draw attention and praise to oneself. ​Wisdom will not necessarily absorb information quickly. ​The wise person examines and uses information, looking for real truths. ​A wise person will share her conclusions humbly, concerned for the good of others, not just herself.

ANSWERED AT 21/02/2020 - 11:35 AM


QUESTION POSTED AT 21/02/2020 - 11:35 AM

Identify the type of​ sentence: before​ i'm finished,​ i'll know all of your names. a. compound b. complex c. ​compound-complex d. simple

Complex sentence
(Has independent clause and a dependent clause)

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:18 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:18 PM

How you can encourage your friends to give more improtance to knowledge than marks?

I would always advise my friend that it is necessary to study all subjects in depth and perform well in the examinations to enable him to carry out higher studies in order to have a stable working career. But, at the same time, I'd advise him that merely obtaining good marks is not the barometer of gaining knowledge. Attaining knowledge on diverse things is most important for a human person.
My advice to my friend would be acquiring knowledge by reading books on diverse subjects, learning about various matters by watching television channels like National Geographic, History Channel, Travel & Living and so on. But, first of all, he should know most things about his own country. With the advent of the internet and satellite television, gathering knowledge has become easy; he should make use of these facilities.
Even for passing examinations, he must read and understand the various subjects and topics rather than learn by rote, simply memorising without understanding is not good.   

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:17 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:17 PM

How can you encourage your friends to give more importance to knowledge then mark ?

I would always advise my friend that it is necessary to study all subjects in depth and perform well in the examinations to enable him to carry out higher studies in order to have a stable working career. But, at the same time, I'd advise him that merely obtaining good marks is not the barometer of gaining knowledge. Attaining knowledge on diverse things is most important for a human person.
My advice to my friend would be acquiring knowledge by reading books on diverse subjects, learning about various matters by watching television channels like National Geographic, History Channel, Travel & Living and so on. But, first of all, he should know most things about his own country. With the advent of the internet and satellite television, gathering knowledge has become easy; he should make use of these facilities.
Even for passing examinations, he must read and understand the various subjects and topics rather than learn by rote, simply memorising without understanding is not good.   Comments  Report

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:15 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:15 PM

At what age is "social death" most common

I think the age of 19 

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:11 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:11 PM

What is your impression of Red Jacket as a leader? Cite passages from his speech that support your impression.

Red Jacket was a Native American Seneca chief who was best known for his magnificent oratory skills which kept him in power despite strong criticism from his people, who believed he was double-dealing. ... His name Red Jacket comes from his wearing red coats while on the British side after the American Revolution.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:04 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 11:04 PM

What clues should you look for to determine if an author's purpose is to persuade?

Answer:

Opinions.

Explanation:

The clues that one should look for is opinions reflected in the work to determine that if the author's purpose is to persuade. Some often call it questioning but the questions raised by the author in the text exemplifies the author's purpose to enforce the readers to think deeply. If the opinions and perceptions reflected in the text are in consideration with the majority, then the author's purpose might be to persuade the audience by inflicting these opinions in order to please them. For Example: we often witness in political speeches by the politicians where they talk about the ideas that are already trending among the people.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:50 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:50 PM

Is this correct? Read more to find out!

I believe it is correct because this world is getting lazy lol

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:45 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:45 PM

Read the excerpt from E.O. Wilson’s “The Environmental Ethic.” Why should we care? What difference does it make if some species are extinguished, if even half of all the species on earth disappear? Let me count the ways. New sources of scientific information will be lost. Vast potential biological wealth will be destroyed. Still undeveloped medicines, crops, pharmaceuticals, timber, fibers, pulp, soil-restoring vegetation, petroleum substitutes, and other products and amenities will never come to light. It is fashionable in some quarters to wave aside the small and obscure, the bugs and weeds, forgetting that an obscure moth from Latin America saved Australia’s pastureland from overgrowth by cactus, that the rosy periwinkle provided the cure for Hodgkin’s disease and childhood lymphocytic leukemia, that the bark of the Pacific yew offers hope for victims of ovarian and breast cancer, that a chemical from the saliva of leeches dissolves blood clots during surgery, and so on down a roster already grown long and illustrious despite the limited research addressed to it. Which techniques does Wilson use in this excerpt to convey important information to his readers? Wilson uses humorous anecdotes that make the information more interesting. Wilson uses metaphors that appeal to a wide range of the reader’s senses. Wilson relates the significance of the information directly to the reader’s life. Wilson refers to empirical statistics to relate the importance of his message.

In the excerpt provided in the question from "The Environmental Ethic" by E.O Wilson, the author is assessing the vast problems the human specie will face if more species become extinct.

The technique that Wilson uses in the excerpt provided to convey important information to his readers is by using metaphors that appeal to a wide range of the reader's senses. An example of this would be when he uses the term "potential biological wealth will be destroyed" referring to the negative impact on biology that the extinction of a specie will have. Or "Still undeveloped medicines, crops,..., will never come to light" to asses how multiple positive elements on the Earth will not be produced as a consequence of extinction. By using these metaphors, Wilson gets to explain a rather difficult and technical problem to a bigger audience, by appealing to their senses and common sense.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:39 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:39 PM

Identify the following sentence as declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory. What are we having for dinner tonight?

Interrogative. When a sentence asks a question, it is called interrogative. Declarative makes a statement. Imperative makes a demand. Exclamatory shows excitement.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:33 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:33 PM

What information about the parents and siblings do you consider important?

Parents phone , credit card or ATM card#. sibling and parents age , date of birth.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:29 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:29 PM

Why did leader not Matty to deliver the message that the village would close?

What do you mean; Why did the leader not "Matty" to deliver... It is not a real word.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:11 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:11 PM

Is this gramatically correct? "The place itself is important to me, although what really made it special was the relationships and memories I made there." or "The place itself is important to me. But what really made it special was the relationships and memories I made there." if not how can I fix it.

The second sentence is more correct due to the usage of the conjunction  "but", however, the period should be replaced with a comma to make the sentence more flowing.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:01 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 10:01 PM

Read the lines from "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought What is the connotation of the word wealth as it is used in this context? a large amount of money a powerful man or woman pretty flowers great beauty

"I wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is a lyric poem written by English poet William Wordsworth and first published in 1807 in "Poems in Two Volumes". The poem was inspired by an entry done in the diary of Dorothy, William's sister, about a walk they both had near Ullswater, in the Lake district.

The correct answer is option d. The connotation of the word wealth as it is used in the context of the poem i of great beauty. "What wealth the show to me had brought" is a reference on the beauty that the whole experience had brought to the speaker.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:57 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:57 PM

Identify the linking​ verb: He is exactly right about that.

Is is the action verb.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:52 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:52 PM

This passage contains mistakes. Read the passage and answer the questions that follow. Backpacking, Anyone? (1) Grab your backpack, fill it with supplies, and leave on a three-day journey. (2) How far do you think you would make it before you grabbed your cell phone to call for help? (3) A backpacker must plan carefully. (4) That is why the most important rule about backpacking is “plan ahead.” (5) The second most important rule is “be prepared for anything.” (6) You will become a backpacker, there is no doubt, after you learn more about backpacking! (7) Read on to find out about the best outdoor activity in the world—an activity that will change your life! (8) A hike in the woods may last for a few miles or perhaps for several hours. (9) But some backpackers spend the night on the trail. (10) Sometimes, a backpacking trip can last several days or even months! (11) Backpackers journey far into the wilderness, and they are always happy to do so! (12) Backpackers have to carry everything they need for the trip on their backs. (13) Food and water are two necessities on any backpacking trip. (14) Water is heavy. (15) A soft container called a bladder is popular for carrying water. (16) Backpackers can also find water at natural sources. (17) This water must then be treated by boiling, filtering, or adding purifying agents. (18) Many backpackers bring high-protein bars and meals made to fuel large amounts of physical activity. (19) This food is lightweight and pretty easy to pack and carry. (20) Since backpacking has become more commercial, the food for backpackers has become tastier, cleverly packaged, and portable. (21) These pre-packaged meals make backpacking so much more enjoyable. (22) Your mind is at ease, when you know good nutritious food is in your pack. (23) It can feel like a struggle to pack, plan, and carry all the supplies necessary for a backpacking trip. (24) With patience, thoughtfulness, and practice, even novice backpackers will be able to relax alongside more experienced backpackers. (25) Backpackers enjoy watching the clouds roll by, feeling the wind on their faces, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. (26) Take up the challenge of backpacking. (27) You will be delighted that you did! 6 What is the BEST way to rewrite sentence 6? A. You will become a backpacker after you learn more about backpacking, there is no doubt! B. After you learn more about backpacking there is no doubt, you will become a backpacker! C. After you learn more about backpacking, there is no doubt you will become a backpacker! D. There is no doubt you will learn more about backpacking, you will want to become a backpacker!

C makes the most sense to me

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:52 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:52 PM

At first, I worried that because I didn’t have a relationship with my own father, I might not make a good one myself. I tried to practice being a father. I bought a sling to carry the baby in, and I wore it around the house, empty . . . . I kept it on when I sat in my office, answering mail and returning phone calls. I strolled in the backyard with it on, imagining that a small figure was nestled there. Source: Armstrong, Lance and Sally Jenkins. It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. New York: Putnam, 2000. 266. Print. What does the excerpt reveal about Armstrong’s view of gender roles?

He expects to be a caregiver for his child too

In the passage, Armstrong is practicing being a father. He is wearing a baby sling around the house to practice for when the baby comes. He's imagining being the father he wants to be, especially since he didn't have a good relationship with his own father.

Since his view of the father's role is positive and active, none of the other options are correct.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:41 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:41 PM

What to punctuate in this sentence: From the first row behind the dugout Kits view quite possibly was the best in the stadium

Add a comma in front of dugout/behind Kits

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:32 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:32 PM

Cloning, if allowed for human reproduction, could affect society's perception of what it means to be a human being. Uncertainties over a cloned individual's personal uniqueness or freedom to create one's own identity may haunt him or her. Relatives or friends could have specific expectations regarding the cloned individual's talents and abilities. Others might ill treat or discriminate against a cloned individual. Some worry that cloning would lead to diminished respect for human life in general, and for cloned individuals in particular, since the cloned person might simply be replaced with another clone. Others point out, however, that this altered perception does not occur today with identical twins, who are naturally produced clones. Cloning human embryos also raises difficult questions about the rights of parents to control their own embryos and other issues concerning reproductive rights and privacy. Some observers believe that it would be ethical to clone human embryos to help infertile couples conceive. Lastly, the possibility of human cloning is offensive to the religious and other deeply held beliefs of many people. Source: "CRS Report for Congres." Foreign Press Centers. US Department of State, 25 Feb. 2002. Web. 6 Dec. 2010. Which sentence, taken from the excerpt above, supports the evaluation that this article is objective? Cloning, if allowed for human reproduction, could affect society's perception of what it means to be a human being. Relatives or friends could have specific expectations regarding the cloned individual's talents and abilities. Others point out, however, that this altered perception does not occur today with identical twins, who are naturally produced clones. Lastly, the possibility of human cloning is offensive to the religious and other deeply held beliefs of many people.

The answer would be c....hope that it helps...  :D!

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:32 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:32 PM

In stanza 14 of the raven poe uses the word nepenthe. judging from the context what is nepenthe? A. A book B. A beverage C. A bird D. A place is not D

Is it a beverage but im not really sure

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:32 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 09:32 PM

HELP !!! this is part of my final Read the paragraph from a student’s critical analysis essay. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson talks about independence through his use of big words and fancy argument skills. First, Jefferson states his thesis, which makes it seem important that the colonists get independence. Next, Jefferson gives evidence against the king of England and how he mistreats the American colonies. Finally, Jefferson suggests that colonists should stop paying taxes and fight, which is the obvious answer to the colonists’ problems. What is the best way for the student to revise the essay? The student should replace familiar language with more accessible language. The student should replace scholarly language with informal language. The student should replace formal language with more familiar language. The student should replace informal language with formal language.

Answer: D) The student should replace informal language with formal language.

Explanation: When writing a professional or academic paper or essay, we should use formal language. In the given paragraph from a student's critical analysis essay, we can see that the student uses informal language in phrases like "Thomas Jefferson talks about independence through his use of big words and fancy argument skills," so the best way for the student to revise the essay is to replace informal language with formal language.

ANSWERED AT 20/02/2020 - 05:46 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 20/02/2020 - 05:46 PM