Unity or cohesion in a piece of writing, usually achieved by making sure all claims revolve around one and only one overarching argument. The quality that allows an audience to follow a text and see the connections among ideas, sentences, and paragraphs.
Words such as this, these, such as, and it that point or refer to something in the previous sentence and enable readers to move effortlessly through it; often misused when the object isn't identified/specified.
A strategy for connecting the parts of an argument by repeating key terms or phrases throughout the text.
A word or phrase that connects sentences and paragraphs to guide readers through a text. Transitions can help to show a comparisons(also, similarly); contrast(but, instead); examples(for instance, in fact); sequences(first, second, finally); time(at first, meanwhile)and more.
Informal, relaxed language characteristics of everyday conversations.
In writing, the arrangement of sentences, clauses, phrases, words and punctuation a distinctive and recognizable way.
The informal language spoken in a particular community, country, or region (geographic).
Writer's distinctive style.
Explanatory notes or comments.
The act of making sense of something or explaining what it means.
Parts of a text when writers comment on or re-explain their claims and tell their reader how-and how not
-to understand it.
The process of making substantive changes, including additions and cuts, to a draft in order to improve it. During revision writers generally try to sharpen their focus, strengthen their positions, remove irrelevancies, tighten connections, and so forth.
The act of convincing others to accept what you say is true, or of moving them to do something.
To combine ideas and information from multiple sources- and in writing, to weave ideas of other in with your own.
A website maintained by individuals or groups who post opinions, reflections, information, ad more-with writing, photo, video, and audio files, and links to other websites.
A means or vehicle for communication- for example, in print, online, or in person.
A belief either stated or unstated that is regarded as true, upon which other claims are based.
An expression used so frequently that it is trite and no longer fresh.
A logical conclusion deduced from facts and evidence.
A metjodical examination that breaks something down into its parts and explains how they work together.
Facts, statistics, and other information (the plural of datum).
Information accepted as true.
A working belief used as a basis for further research; an assumption to be tested as one's work unfold.
In a text, the act of giving information from a source. A citation and its corresponding parenthetical documentation, foot note, or end note that provide minimal info about the source; complete bibliographical info appears in a list of works cited or references at the end of the text.
A genre of writing that summarizes and synthesizes scholarly publications on a topic.