MLA format and essay format

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header
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Text appearing at the top of each page, separate from the main body of text
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heading
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an individual’s name, subject, date, name of assignment, and teachers name
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internal citations
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parenthetical documentation cited within the body of the text and corresponds with the entries on work cited page
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Works cited
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a complete listing of references cited parenthetically in the report and keyed on a separate page
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spacing
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space between letters and lines; double spacing
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margins
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The white space surrounding the content of a page at the top, bottom, left and right sides, defining where a line of text begins and ends; 1 inch
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title punctuation
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Italicize: title of an epic poem or book length poem, title of a novel, title of a collection of essays, title of an encyclopedia, title the magazine, title of a newspaper. Quotation marks: title of a short poem, title of a short story, title of an essay, title of a short song, title of a chapter in a book, encyclopedia article, title of an article in a magazine, title of an article in a newspaper
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commentary
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in an essay, it explains the concrete detail in greater depth, giving your opinion.
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concrete detail
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often a quote or statement in an essay
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concluding sentence
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The last sentence in a body paragraph. It is all commentary, does not repeat key words, and gives a finished feeling to the paragraph.
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hook
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a compelling sentence at the beginning of a story used to get the reader’s attention
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peer editing
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A form of collaboration in learning in which students work together in editing a piece of writing
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precis
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at the beginning of the opening paragraph you give a brief summary of the story
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prompts
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what you are supposed to write your essay about
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revision
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the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
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rubric
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also known as a scoring guide. It is used as a set of guidelines for evaluating a student’s work.
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thesis statement
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a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
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TLQ
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-transition, lead-in, quote Ex: transition(On the other hand), lead-in:(Frankie begged his father to) quote(\”tell…the story about Coo) transitions-For example, In addition Furthermore, moreover, on the other hand, however, therefore, in fact etc.
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topic sentence
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A sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that announces the paragraph’s idea and often unites it with the work’s thesis.
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weak vocabulary
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words such as I., we, they, you, not, never, always; words that can be replaced by words of a higher vocabulary

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