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Beliefs based on personal judgements rather than indisputable facts.
Oversimplified opinions, that do not account for individual differences about an entire group of people or things.
What is the author's purpose of writing different passage types
The main reason for writing a particular piece.
Introduces or explains a subject, gives groundwork information that is necessary for understanding later ideas, or analyzes information objectively
An idea that follows from the facts or ideas presented in a text. May not be factual or true.
What are some reasons to make inferences?
To save a life: (instructions to rewire an electrical outlet, main electricity must be off
To save time and wasted activity: (reader begins a boring, poorly written novel, quit reading early on)
4 Purposes of Writing:
inform, persuade, entertain, express feelings
Definitions and Examples of each:
Persuade Express Feelings
inform:inform reader of some fact of event-newspaper article
persuade:persuade reader to a particular viewpoint-advertisement
entertain reader-fiction novels
express feelings:evoke feelings or emotions-poetry
long, printed notification documents have _______. Short, printed, nonfiction documents have______.
Informational web publications have ______. ________ may appear in nonfiction works such as software manual, or in fiction works. Search engines can easily perform the same function as an _______.
table of contents and index; table of contents; table of contents; Table of contents; index
absorbs the text assuming in contains facts
what 2 questions do topic sentences answer?
what is the writer trying to say? What is the point of a specific paragraph or of the text as a whole?
3 challenges with primary sources?
info available about an event wrote hundreds of years after event occured which means it's not a primary source.
may not always be accurate.
Sometimes ambiguous, and fragmentary makes them difficult to analyze.
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