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An amusing or interesting story that connects with the main idea of your paper.
To specifically name a text, source, or person for proof or support.
The ending of a piece of writing that provides closure and expresses an author's personal feelings about the topic.
The quality of being believable or trustworthy.
A short statement at the beginning of each support paragraph giving a reason why the author's claim is "correct."
The beginning of an essay used to attract a reader's attention and get them interested in the topic.
To explain in a different way.
A statement sentence or sentence that informs the reader the purpose of the paper, the topic and the author's position on that topic.
Examining and evaluating a text by breaking it down, comprehending its meaning, and thinking about your personal ideas connected to the information.
Information and data that supports a claim.
A statement that goes against an author's claim. The other side of a controversial issue.
A controversial topic that has two very strong, and defendable sides.
Writing that is free of slang, "shortcut" language, cliches, abbreviations, symbols, little "i"s, contractions or use of "I" or "you." It also does not use "I think" or "I believe" as sentence starters. Appeals to a peer and adult audience.
The reasoning an author uses to respond to a counterclaim and prove that it is not valid.
The end of a support paragraph where it explains the textual evidence and reconnecting it to the topic statement and thesis.
Words and phrases that organize the paper and help connect ideas and evidence to make it more understandable for the reader.
When an individual takes a hard stand on an issue and refuses to consider the opposite view
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