literary terms: Informational reading
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texts that communicate information and data
the writer´s most important point, opinion, or message
Specific info, examples, and facts, that help the reader better understand the main idea of a piece of writing and make an argument believable
the reason a writer writes a piece. Piece most likely written to entertain, inform, or persuade.
group of readers or viewers that the writer is addressing.Writer considers his or her audience whe=n desciding on a supject, a purpose for writing, and the tone and style in which to write.
statement, reason, or fact for or against a point; a writer tries to prove this in a persuasive essay.
details that support your claims and make you appear credible.
The central idea of an essay. A complete sentence that establishes the topic of the essay in clear, unambiguous language.
An argument that speaks to a reader´s mind or common sense and requires him or her to be reasonable.
an argument that speaks to a reader´s emotions. The writer has to be careful not to make the reader feel manipulated.
The argument that appeals to the reader´s sense of authority; it establishes that a source is trustworthy.
when the writer acknowledges the arguments of those who might disagree with him or her and then shows why the arguments are right or wrong.
the sentence of the beginning of an essay that grabs the reader´s attention and makes them want to keep reading.
a list of materials used to research a topic and or write a text
to combine information from a variety of sources
to identify similarities between two things
to identify the differences between two things.
a question that can be answered using facts found through research. The more specific it is the easier it is to answer.
a firsthand account of an event.
source that represents information complied from or based on other sources.
a broad statement about an entire group.
a statement that reflects the writer´s or speakers belief, but which cannot be supported by proof or evidence.
a statement that can be proved
the particular tendency or ìnclination that prevents fair consideration of a question
based on facts
includes a writer´s personal feelings and opinions
form trustworthy sources
logically connected; consistent
when a writer arranges his or her ideas in an order that makes sense and is easy for a reader to follow.
the title or caption of a page, chapter, or section
a picture used to illustrate the information presented in a text
a secondary, usually explanatory, title of a literary work
a visual representation of numerical data
a diagram representing a system of connections among two or more things with the use of dots, lines,bars
a drawing or plan that outlines and explains the parts, operation of something
hints or suggestions thst many surround unfamiliar words or phrases in a piece of writing and clarify their meaning