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Terms in this set (52)
To communicate a message or information
To explain in greater detail
A conclusion based on evidence
to explain the meaning of
Describes a noun
Describes a verb
A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that is attached to a base, stem, or root.
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
Information from the reading that hints at a word's meaning.
Definite, clearly stated
When the words mean exactly what they say
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
A word that means the same as another word
The way the writer carefully selects words to give precise descriptions, create a particular mood, and increase the impact of their writing.
Find evidence and take a side and use the evidence to argue your claim in an essay
A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.
The middle of a writing that contains the details and facts.
An assertion (opinion), usually supported by evidence
At the end of a writing, it sums up the essay and restates the topic or intro.
A challenge to a position; an opposing argument
A person, thing or event that makes something happen
arrangement of events in time
The process of grouping things based on their similarities
A word or phrase that has a specific meaning within a subject area
Formal Writing Style
Is a writing that is free of slang, expressions, abbreviations, symbols, email shortcut language, contractions, and the use of personal pronoun "I". The writer does not speak directly to the reader by using the word you.
start of your paper, presents your thesis to your reader
Informal Writing Style
like when you have a conversation e.g., "Hey, what's up? How you doing today?"
Having nothing to do with the subject
Details that help the reader focus on the main idea
A person, animal or inanimate object portrayed in a literary work.
A relationship in which a thing is linked with something else
Conversation between characters
a timeline of the events in the story
"I" and "Me" standpoint. Personal perspective. Point of View
The center of interest or attention.
A word or phrase sometimes inserted between other words, often expressing emotion; a word not linked grammatically to other words in a sentence.
Tells the story of real-life experiences
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the senses (Imagery)
A detailed examination of the elements or structure of something.
information that is against (opposite)
Add to, enhance
a recognition of the way things differ
to tell apart; to cause to stand out
Examine and judge carefully.
to explain or make clear using examples, charts, or graphs
A fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion.
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