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Flashcards - NES ELA: The Writing Process

Flashcards - NES ELA: The Writing Process
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essay
An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument - but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story
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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
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argument
In philosophy and logic, an argument is a series of statements typically used to persuade someone of something or to present reasons for accepting a conclusion
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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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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
argument
In philosophy and logic, an argument is a series of statements typically used to persuade someone of something or to present reasons for accepting a conclusion
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
essay
An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument - but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story
modifier
In grammar, a modifier is an optional element in phrase structure or clause structure
Inductive validity
Inductive reasoning is reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying strong evidence for the truth of the conclusion
content
In publishing, art, and communication, content is the information and experience directed towards an end-user or audience
editing
Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information
sentence structure
In linguistics, syntax is the set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences in a given language, specifically word order

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