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a book about a persons life written by someone else


a book that someone writes about his or her own life


a book a person writes about a particular time in his or her life; it does NOT cover from birth to death


a day by day account of a person's life


a short nonfiction work about a particular topic; it looks at one subject in a limited way

historical documents or speeches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


a newspaper or magazine that is distributed monthly, weekly, or daily


a one on one conversation in which questions are asked and answered


a nonfiction film that uses primary and secondary sources

official document

examples include birth certificate, death certificate. marriage license, and police reports

primary source

a first hand account; it is reliable

secondary source

a description by a person usually not at the event; it is not as reliable


a writing or speech that explains or informs something


rewriting or restating another person's ideas or thoughts into your own words


a shortened version of a paraphrase

source reliability

current author has credentials and the website is truthful and reliable

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

parenthetical citation

MLA guideline/stlye for citing sources within a text and uses parenthesis


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

what nonfiction can include

a discussion of ideas such as proposing a solution to a problem considering the meaning of life

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