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Flashcards - NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies

Flashcards - NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
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Transition statements
Transitions are words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or sections of a text or speech
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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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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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analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
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analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
topic sentence
In prescriptive grammar, the topic sentence is the sentence in an expository paragraph which summarizes the main idea of that paragraph
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
Transition statements
Transitions are words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or sections of a text or speech
New Criticism
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century
affective fallacy
Affective fallacy is a term from literary criticism used to refer to the supposed error of judging or evaluating a text on the basis of its emotional effects on a reader
speech
Speech is the vocalized form of communication based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large vocabularies
diary
A diary is a record with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period
Symbols
A symbol is a sign that represents, stands for or suggests another idea, visual image, belief, action or material entity

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