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Writing Content Vocabulary S1 A-N
Terms in this set (59)
A summary or statement of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech.
A short narrative about an amusing or interesting event.
A reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others.
A statement, startling fact, question, or anecdote that appears at the beginning of the introduction and "hooks" or grabs the attention and focus of the audience.
The intended readership for a piece of literature.
Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usual in a way considered to be unfair.
Paragraphs between the introduction and conclusion that develop points a writer wants to make to support the thesis.
Production of an idea or way of solving a problem by holding a spontaneous group discussion.
A reference to a published or unpublished work that indicates that the material being referenced is not original with the present author.
A rhetorical pattern used by the writer to arrange or sort people, places, or things in to categories according to their characteristics.
A fact, an argument, a quote, or an event that settles a matter conclusively or makes the audience ponder the topic further.
A quality of good writing that results when all sentences, paragraphs, and longer divisions of an essay are naturally connected.
A word or phrase used everyday in plain and relaxed speech, but rarely found in formal writing.
A rhetorical device involving comparable or like qualities.
The sentences or paragraphs that bring a speech, essay, report, or book to a satisfying and logical end.
Description of differences between two or more entities.
A rule or practice based upon general consent and upheld by society at large.
The grammatical connection of two or more words, phrases, or clauses to give them equal emphasis and importance.
One of the parts in reasoning and argument mapping, also known as a rebuttal or an objection to an objection.
A formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward.
The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning.
A rhetorical strategy using sensory details to portray a person, place, or thing.
The small elements that collectively contribute to the overall impression of a person, place, thing, or idea.
A writer's choice and use of words.
Material borrowed word for word that must be placed within quotation marks and properly cited.
A rhetorical pattern used by the writer to arrange and sort categories according to differences thus making them more manageable for the writer and more understandable and meaningful for the reader.
A preliminary or tentative version of a piece of writing.
A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.
Prepare written material for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.
The placement of important ideas and words within sentences and longer units of writing so that they have the greatest impact, generally at the end for the most impact.
A short, nonfiction work about a particular subject-usually three paragraphs or more.
The information on which a judgment or argument is based or by which proof or probability is established.
A basic means of developing or clarifying an idea through illustration of a small part from a larger idea.
A mode of writing where the purpose is to inform, describe, analyze, explain, or define the author's subject to the reader.
A piece of information presented as having objective reality or actual existence.
An error in reasoning that renders an argument invalid.
A persuasive element in which the writer uses logic, reasoning, opinion, and evidence to sway the audience.
A persuasive element in which the writer uses expert testimony and personal experience to exhibit a credible or trustworthy character in the eyes of the audience.
A persuasive element in which the writer uses emotion and feeling to sway the audience.
A distinctive attribute or aspect of something.
A general term for the clear, smooth, and seemingly effortless use of language in writing or speech.
The limitation a writer gives his or her subject.
Purposeful exaggeration for effect
A visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Not specialized or limited in range of subject, application, activity, etc...non-restrictive
A method of reasoning by which a writer collects a number of instances and forms a generalization that is meant to apply to all instances.
A process in which the conclusion of an argument moves beyond its stated evidence.
Nonfiction written primarily to convey factual information; comprise the majority of printed material adults read (e.g., textbooks, newspapers, reports, directions, brochures, technical manuals).
A formal, personal meeting; one arranged for formal discussion or to evaluate an applicant.
A preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part; gains attention and interest, but also evokes credibility and purpose.
Language used by a special group; technical terminology; gibberish.
A daily, or periodic, account of events and the writer's thoughts and feelings about those events.
A written message addressed to a person or an organization.
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.
The study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.
A medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression-generally in mass communication such as radio, television, periodicals, and the internet.
Consists of the ideas and the feelings that make up the content of communication.
A mode of discourse in which the writer tells a story or narrates an event or series of events to teach or entertain.