Tutor.com Reading Comprehension Session

Sep. 16, 2013

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Session Transcript - English - Literature, 9/15/2013 7:41PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 9/15/2013 7:41PM
Length: 19.8 minute(s)
Subject: English - Literature


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Linh (Customer)
[00:00:00] Dial vs Digital: Do you think the author is arguing against the use of digital clocks? Explain your judgment. Think about his opinions of digital clock and the tine he uses in his conclusion.

Lisa M (Tutor)
[00:00:36] Hello! Welcome to Tutor.com ! Is it okay if I transfer you? I'm having some technical trouble and I need to log off to restart my system.

Linh (Customer)
[00:00:45] Its fine

Lisa M (Tutor)
[00:00:58] Sorry about this. One moment as I transfer.

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Amy V (Tutor)
[00:04:12] Good evening and welcome to tutor.com

Linh (Customer)
[00:04:16] Hey!

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:04:27] How can I help you

Linh (Customer)
[00:04:51] Will you be able to help me with a comprehension question about a book i'm reading?
[00:05:02] Sorry this is my first time so I'm not so sure how it works
[00:05:42] Well actually its a short story only 2 pages

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:05:52] No problem Yes I can attempt to help you, given whatever information you supply, just remember we cannot give answers but try to help you find them
[00:06:03] is it possible to upload the short story?

Linh (Customer)
[00:06:12] I don't know how
[00:06:18] its called dial vs digital

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:06:19] is it in your text book?

Linh (Customer)
[00:06:22] yes

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:06:43] can you tell me the author and I can see if there is any chance I can find it online

Linh (Customer)
[00:07:04] just type in the title I'm pretty sure it'll show up

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:07:41] okay one moment let me see what I can find

Linh (Customer)
[00:08:03] i fond it
[00:08:04] http://www.harrison.k12.ky.us/assessment/Assessment Items/Reading/MG/04 Dial Versus Digital.pdf

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:08:20] perfect, I just found it at the same spot

Linh (Customer)
[00:08:26] ok

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:08:33] URL > http://www.harrison.k12.ky.us/assessment/Assessment%20Items/Reading/MG/04%20Dial%20Versus%20Digital.pdf
[00:08:37] http://
[00:09:08] okay I was hoping I could pull it up but I can't

Linh (Customer)
[00:09:19] its ok

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:09:19] okay what is it with the story that you need help with

Linh (Customer)
[00:09:40] I'm stuck on this question
[00:10:01] wait let me try to copy and paste it

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:10:12] ok

Linh (Customer)
[00:10:30] Do you think the author is arguing against the use of digital clocks? Explain your judgment. Think about his opinions of digital clock and the tine he uses in his conclusion.
[00:11:00] *tone

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:11:09] okay, give me one second to finish reading it and we can discuss this question

Linh (Customer)
[00:11:14] ok

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:13:05] I'm working on this...

Linh (Customer)
[00:13:05] ok

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:13:43] okay. So what do you think- is the autor for or against digital clocks

Linh (Customer)
[00:14:07] I know he's against digital clocks
[00:14:15] but his conclusion...
[00:14:24] I don't know how to explain it
[00:14:47] plus throughtout the story he never really said he was aginst digital clocks
[00:15:14] isn't he just informing us about the importances of dial clocks?

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:15:17] hmmm, this is tricky
[00:16:13] okay, well the title seems to pit them one against the other
[00:16:32] and typical when one thing goes against another using that term vs- it means one wins and one loses

Linh (Customer)
[00:16:52] doesn't the term vs means your weighing the con and pro
[00:16:58] he never stated the pros

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:17:29] well it could be used like that or it could be used like this team vs that team
[00:17:45] I feel that you are right that he is against
[00:18:00] and that you should include the things he mentioned we would lose if we went all digital

Linh (Customer)
[00:18:34] but his conclusion kind gives me the impression that dial clocks lost
[00:18:48] "but even soo what can be done about the lost...."
[00:19:06] doesn't that mean digital clocks already won?
[00:19:39] And why would the question asks me to think about the conclusion>
[00:19:57] and the tone he uses

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:19:59] I think he is saying that it seems inevitable that digital clocks are taking over but he is stating what we stand to lose
[00:20:26] yes to me the conclusion doesn't really flow with the rest of the paper
[00:20:35] so this is hard to answer

Linh (Customer)
[00:20:40] thats why I got really confused
[00:21:04] from the story you can tell that he is against digital clocks but the conclusion tells me otherwise

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:21:05] yeah, I am a little confused too to be honest. Perhaps it might help to have another person's input by connecting with another tutor?
[00:21:26] I hate to not help you but I also do not want to steer you wrong

Linh (Customer)
[00:21:38] its ok

Amy V (Tutor)
[00:21:58] okay, I will end our session so that you can reconnect and perhaps a fresh perspective will help
[00:22:01] have a good night!

Linh (Customer)
[00:22:06] ok bye!