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Flashcards - GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure

Flashcards - GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
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counterclaim
In a court of law, a party's claim is a counter-claim if the defending party has previously made a claim against the claiming party
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topic sentence
In prescriptive grammar, the topic sentence is the sentence in an expository paragraph which summarizes the main idea of that paragraph
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thesis statement
A thesis statement usually appears at the end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc
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process information
Information processing is the change of information in any manner detectable by an observer
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protagonist
A protagonist is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama
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plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
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characters
A character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
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characters
A character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art
plot
Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect
protagonist
A protagonist is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama
process information
Information processing is the change of information in any manner detectable by an observer
thesis statement
A thesis statement usually appears at the end of the introductory paragraph of a paper, and it offers a concise summary of the main point or claim of the essay, research paper, etc
topic sentence
In prescriptive grammar, the topic sentence is the sentence in an expository paragraph which summarizes the main idea of that paragraph
counterclaim
In a court of law, a party's claim is a counter-claim if the defending party has previously made a claim against the claiming party
analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
Funny or humorous
Humour is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement
thesis
A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings
outline
An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure
brainstorming
Brainstorming is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members
biography
A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life
antagonist
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist must contend
editing
Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information

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