16 terms

RCD - Unit 3: Informational/Expository Writing

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research
The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
paraphrase
to restate in other words
summarize
give a brief statement of the main points of (something).
central idea
The most important point the author makes
credible
believable; reliable
cite
(v.) to quote; to mention; to draw info from
Claims
statements of what the author believes.
evidence
proof
bibliography
A document showing all the sources used to research information.
Sources
person, book, etc., that gives information
news article
factual writing that reports on recent events
topic
subject
organizational strategy
the presentation of facts and evidence
Formatting
The way text appears, for example: bold, underline, all caps, with color
peer editing
Having a peer proofread a document for grammatical, spelling errors, etc.
textual features
the way a text is organized to help a reader understand (e.g. paragraphs, topic sentences, concluding sentences, introduction, conclusion, footnotes, index, bibliography, maps, charts)