English research essay words

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research essay
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A piece of writing that after research, explores, interprets, and evaluates a specific topic. This website is a good resource for the research essay www.crisresearchguide.org
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writing prompt
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The question in to which the writer is \”prompted\” to research and respond with ideas and evidence in essay form.
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thesis
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The MAIN IDEA of the essay, the MOST IMPORTANT SENTENCE OF THE ESSAY. Comes at the end of the introductory paragraph. It must answer the writing prompt clearly and completely.
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introductory paragraph
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The first paragraph of the essay which DEFINES THE TOPIC and gives a \”preview\” of the research essay. The thesis is located in the last sentence of this paragraph.
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body paragraphs
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The lengthiest paragraphs in the essay, these paragraphs develop the main ideas and research of the thesis.
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topic sentence (TS)
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The first sentence of the body paragraph, must communicate the main idea of each body paragraph. This sentence will identify ONE POINT IN THE THESIS.
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concrete details (CD)
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SPECIFIC details, facts, examples, proof, quotes, or evidence from research are examples.
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concluding SENTENCE (CS)
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The last sentence in a body paragraph, reminds and reconnects the reader to the topic sentence (TS)
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concluding PARAGRAPH
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The last paragraph in the essay, the conclusion reminds the reader of what has been discussed, and it restates the thesis using DIFFERENT WORDS, giving finished feeling to the essay.
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works cited
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the last page of the essay and A PAGE UNTO ITSELF. All books, websites, articles, etc. used for research will be cited on this page.
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source cards
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Paper or note cards where all information will be documented for the essay and for the Works Cited page.
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prewriting
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The process of getting your first thoughts and ideas outlined for your essay. You will do this with the BOX or LINEAR WRITING TEMPLATE and the ROUGH DRAFT OUTLINE.
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rough draft(RD) final dra
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writing template and rough draft outline
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These are the patterns and tools you will use to begin shaping your essay.
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Rough Draft (RD) and the Final Draft (FD)
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the first draft of your essay to be edited and the last typed version of your essay.
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Socratic Method of Personal and Peer Response
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A set of questions you and your peers will answer about your rough draft to make sure you have met all the requirements of the essay.
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MLA Formatting
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Modern Language Association is the format in which all essays are to be typed at GCS.

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