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Inference
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
Writer's Purpose
Entertain, Persuade, Inform
Thesis Statement
A thesis statement usually appears at the end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc.
Fact
a thing that is indisputably the case.
Opinion
a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
RACE Acronym
A tool that follows a distinct formula to ensure that the writer has completely answered the prompt
The R in RACE
Restatement of the question
The A in RACE
Answering the question clearly
The C in RACE
Where the writer cites evidence in support of their answer.
The E in RACE
Where the writer explains why their cited evidence is strong and proves their answer.
Connotation
The emotional connections that an individual associates with a word.
Denotation
The dictionary definition of a word.
Synonym
a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language
Antonym
a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g., bad and good ).
MLA stands for what?
Modern Language Association
The Header
The part of the paper where the writer notes their last name and the page number.
The Heading
The part of the paper where the writer notes their name, the teacher, the course, and the date.
An example of MLA formatting where the date is written correctly
8 September 2017
An example of MLA formatting where the date is written incorrectly
September 8, 2017
Examples of general conflict
Man VS Man, Man VS Self, Man VS Nature, Man VS Society
The central conflict of the story The Most Dangerous Game
Rainsford VS Zaroff
A sub-conflict of The Most Dangerous Game
Rainsford VS Nature
Onomatopoeia
Sound Words
Imagery
When the author uses sensory language to vividly illustrate the scene of a text.
Point-of-View
The perspective from which the story is being told
First Person Point-of-View
Utilizes pronouns such as I, me, and us
Third Person Point-of-View Limited
Utilizes pronouns such as he, she, and them, and only shows the thoughts and feelings of one character.
Third Person Point-of-View Omniscient
Utilizes pronouns such as he, she, and them, and shows the thoughts and feelings of two or more characters.
Figurative Language
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
Metaphor
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Simile
A figure of speech involving the comparison (like, as, resembles) of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
Personification
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form
Rising Action
All of the complications or events that occur in a text that lead the reader toward the climax.
A synonym for Turning Point
Climax
Exposition
It's the part of the story where the reader is introduced to primary characters, setting, and the societal situation that they both inhabit.
Falling Action
The events that occur directly following the climax and just before the conclusion.
A synonym for Resolution
Denoument
A synonym for Denoument
Resolution
An antonym for Resolution in the Plot Structure
Exposition
An antonym for Exposition in the Plot Structure
Resolution
Narrator
The speaker of the text
Hyperbole
Extreme Exaggeration
In MLA, the margins of my paper must be set to what width?
1 inch
What font is required for proper MLA formatting?
Times New Roman
What size MUST the font of my paper be set to?
12 point
The spacing of my paper should be double spaced in my header, but single spaced throughout the rest of the content: True or False?
False
The spacing of my paper should be double spaced throughout: True or False?
True
anthropophobiac
one who has a fear of other people
philanthropy
a love of mankind
misanthrope
one who hates other people
bibliomaniac
one who has an excessive love of books
euphonious
pleasant in sound; nice to hear
cacography
bad handwriting
megaphone
a device for magnifying sound
microscope
an instrument that magnifies the appearance of objects so that they can be easily seen and observed.
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
telegraphy
the practice of operating a telegraph
bibliophile
one who loves or collects books
symphony
a harmony of sounds
megalomaniac
an obsession with doing grand things
skeptical
having doubt
aphonic
without sound
the use of "A-" or "AN-" as a prefix implies what about a the root of that word?
WITHOUT or NOT
When a writer makes a CLAIM to be proven, what must they then include to follow up that claim?
Specific Evidence
Who is Bruce Wayne?
Batman
What color was the original Oscar the Grouch?
Orange
When the inventor of Pringles was buried, what were his ashes buried in?
A Pringles can
What does M & M's stand for?
"Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders.
In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called WHAT?
"Why I Hate My Uncle". He then served in the US army.
Which came first: Oreos or Hydrox?
Hydrox: Oreos were the knockoff
Only Female Mosquitoes will bite you: true or false?
True
What is the only state that can be written with one row of typewriter keys?
Alaska
What is the dot above a lower case I called?
a tittle
The real life voices of Mickey and Minnie are married: True or False
True
Starting at the top, in what order should the items in the header be listed?
Student's name, teacher's name, class, and date
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