Controlling Idea, Thesis Statement and Expository Vocabulary Flashcard

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Expository
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intended to explain or describe something
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Controlling Idea
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the main idea of an essay that is sometimes implied rather than stated
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Thesis Statement
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a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.
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paragraph
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a distinct section of a piece of writing usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering
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evidence
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Supporting materials used to prove or disprove something
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supporting details
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Facts and ideas that prove or explain the main idea of a paragraph.
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conclusion
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A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incorrect and what the investigation showed, based on observations and data. .
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concluding paragraphs
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ends the essay smoothly, not abruptly, flowing logically from the rest of the essay
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opinion
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a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
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introduction
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The beginning of a speech which should get the audiences attention, give them a reason to listen , and introduce the topic
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audience
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who the primary readers of the writing will be.
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main idea
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The author’s central thought; the chief topic of a text expressed or implied in a word or phrase; the topic sentence of a paragraph.
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authors purpose
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an author’s reason for creating a piece of work, the purpose may be to explain/inform, entertain, or persuade.
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summary
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brief statement of the main events of a story
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inference
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A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
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analyze
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To examine carefully by separating into parts and studying how they relate
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procedural
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a step by step approach to completing a task
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research
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serious study of a subject that is intended to discover new facts about it
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essay
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A formal piece of writing on a specific subject. It has an introduction, supporting details and conclusion
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non fiction
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Real stories, truthful accounts, biography, autobiography, newspaper articles

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