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analyzing
interpreting phenomenon that is difficult to understand
audience
person or persons who will read the writing
brainstorming
spontaneous gathering of ideas
chronological order
organizing in the order in which things happen
clarity
clearness of thought or style
cohesiveness/unity
all ideas in essay relate to topic
conclusion
ending of writing that pulls ideas together
context
circumstances or events that exist around writing
craft
a writer's individual style
development
the ideas that grow in a piece of writing
drafting
forming ideas into sentences and paragraphs
editing
making changes to sentences and ideas
1. evaluating
examining or judging the quality of writing
expressive
reflecting on experiences
genre
the form of a piece of writing (poem, essay, letter, etc...)
graphic organizer
diagram, picture, or visual representation of material
hook/lead
attention grabber at beginning of essay
inquiring
seeking information by asking questions
order of importance
organizing by starting with or building up to the most important reasons
prewriting
forming and organizing ideas before drafting
proofreading
checking for spelling, grammatical, and mechanical errors
proposing solutions
determining how a problem can be solved
publishing
sharing the final, finished product
purpose
reason for a type of writing
recursive
moving both backward and forward in writing
revision
literally, "re-seeing" a piece of writing; improving it
SEEC
1. a format for answering an essay question:
a. STATE the question as the topic sentence
b. Use EXAMPLES from the text as support
c. EXPLAIN your thinking
d. CONCLUDE with a closing thought
seeking common ground
writing to bring people together, respecting values of all readers
sequence
the order of information or topics
share and respond
reading another's paper in an effort to help him or her improve
STAR
1. 4 steps of revision:
a. Substituting
b. Taking stuff out
c. Adding stuff
d. Rearranging
subject
main topic of a piece
summarizing
shortened version of text that highlights key ideas
taking a stand
persuading the audience to agree with your opinion
thesis
overarching, main idea of essay
tone
writer's attitude toward the topic
topical organization
organizing information by subtopics
topic sentence
explains what a paragraph is about
transition
word or phrase that bridge ideas together
voice
evidence of the author's individual personality in writing
writing process
the steps that move writers from start to finish in a piece of writing
writing small
narrowing a topic to find power through small detail
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