FSA Writing Terms Review

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T.I.Q.A
T.I.Q.A
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A format for a body paragraph that includes a topic sentence, introduction to a quote, quoted evidence, and an analysis.
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T.E.A.C.H
T.E.A.C.H
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A format for a body paragraph that includes a topic sentence, paraphrased evidence, an analysis, and closing.
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Introduction
Introduction
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The first paragraph of any essay that includes background information about a topic and a thesis.
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Conclusion
Conclusion
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The last paragraph of any essay that includes a restatement of the thesis.
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Thesis
Thesis
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The last sentence of the introduction paragraph that states the topic and claim of the essay and reasons (claims to body paragraphs).
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Counterclaim
Counterclaim
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1-2 sentences that discusses the opposing argument, located at the beginning of the second body paragraph or written as the third body paragraph.
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Rebuttal
Rebuttal
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A response to the counterclaim; explains why the other argument is not valid or important. Located at the end of the counterclaim. It is the beginning of the claim for the body paragraph.
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Transitions
Transitions
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A word or group of words that signal a change in topics or claims. Can be placed at the beginning of a sentence or the middle of a sentence.
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Analysis
Analysis
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Elaboration of the evidence in a body paragraph. An analysis should list specific/concrete examples that prove the evidence connects to the topic sentence of the paragraph.
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Evidence
Evidence
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Quoted or paraphrased text that is in a body paragraph to support a claim.
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Citation
Citation
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The title of an article or the author’s last name. Citations can be mentioned before evidence or written in parentheses after evidence.
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Topic Sentence
Topic Sentence
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Topic + Claim = Topic Sentence Located at the beginning of a paragraph.
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Claim
Claim
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The first sentence of a paragraph that asserts a fact or argument.
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Outline
Outline
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A plan that includes the thesis, topic sentences, evidence, analysis, and restated thesis. The most important step of planning an essay. Outlines the \”skeleton\” of an essay.
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Text marking
Text marking
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Underlining important information in each paragraph of a text.
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Text mapping
Text mapping
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Argument: Creating a pro/con chart that includes a topic, claim, and evidence from a text. All texts can be combined in one map. Informative: A separate set of notes that includes a topic, claim, and evidence from the text. All texts receive their own map.

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