British Literature Unit 1 key terms
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A phrase or clause written as a sentence but lacking an element for it to serve as an independent sentence.
Run on sentence
A written sequence of two or more main clauses that are not separated by a period or semicolon or joined by a conjunction.
The use of a comma, rather than a semicolon, colon, or period, to separate related main clauses in the absence of a coordinating conjunction.
The subject and verb must agree in number this means both need to be singular or both need to be plural.
A punctuation mark indicating a pause between two related, independent clauses.
Very informal usage in vocabulary slang should not be used in formal writing.
A writer's selection of words as determined by a number of factors, including meaning, style, and tone.
A short statement, usually one sentence appearing at the end of the introduction, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.
A sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs.
The first paragraph of an essay that introduces the main idea of the essay.
The main part of your essay or paper. Each body paragraph contains a topic sentence that tells readers what the paragraph is going to be about, supporting sentences that discuss the idea or ideas in the topic sentence using examples and/or evidence to support that discussion and a concluding sentence that emphasizes the importance of the supporting examples or evaluates the connections between them.
The final paragraph in the essay that provides a call to action and not a summary. The conclusion paragraph should give your readers something to think or discuss about the points in the essay.
Occurs after the topic sentence in the body paragraph and provides a perspective on the topic that will allow for an understanding of the importance of the evidence that will follow--your opinion, thought, or idea regarding the topic.
All words, ideas, facts, or data from another source (other than the brain) that backs up the statements and opinions expressed--must be cited.
Explains why the evidence is important and how it connects to the thesis--do not restate or summarize the evidence.
Last sentence in the paragraph that carefully links the ideas that have been proven and provide the reader with some sort of critical evaluation of the overall importance of the argument.
A list of all source citations of the sources used in a piece of writing.
The short version of the Source Citation that appears directly after the evidence used.
Publication information for a source used in a piece of writing.