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a book a person writes about a particular time in his or her life; it does NOT cover from birth to death
historical documents or speeches
official statements that record the social and political beliefs or groups of people and individuals in history and expose readers to the language and attitude of the time
examples include birth certificate, death certificate. marriage license, and police reports
works cited (bibliography)
a list of sources used in nonfiction work and placed at the end of the paper
taking someone elses words or ideas and making them your own without giving credit to the source
prose writing that presents and explains ideas or tells about people, places, objects or events
purpose of nonfiction
and event that happened long ago based on research, a description of their own experiences, an event to explain what may have caused it, what impact it had, and what it meant
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