Multi-paragraph Terminology Test Questions

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
essay
a piece if writing that gives your thoughts about a subject
ex: why mark twain is father of lierature

introduction
introduces your topic
*includes thesis

body paragraph
it develops the point you want to make that supports your thesis

concluding paragraph
*sums up your ideas
*reflects on what you said in your essay
*say mire commentary about your subject
*give a personal statement about the subject

thesis
a sentence with a subject and an opinion
*states main idea of the essay

pre-writing
the process of getting your concrete details down on paper before you organize your essay into paragrapghs
*columns
*line clustering
*outline
*bubble cluster
*spider diagram

concrete details
specific details that form the backbone of the body paragraphs.
*synonyms include:
-facts
-specifics
-examples
-paraphrasing
-descriptions
-illustrations
-support
-plot references
-proof
-evidence
-quotations

commentary
your opinions or comments about something
*synonyms include:
-opinion
-inference
-evaluation
-insight
-personal response
-analysis
-interpretation
-explication
-character’s feelings

topic sentence
the first sentence in a body paragraph
* this must have subject and an opinion (CM) for the paragraph
*it does the same thing for a body paragraph that the thesis does for the whole essay

concluding sentence
the last sentence in a body paragraph
*it is all commentary, does not repeat key words, and gives a finished feeling to the paragraph

shaping the essay
it is an outline of your thesis, topic sentences, concrete details, and commentary

drafts
first draft and final draft

peer response
written responses and reactions to a partners paper

chunk
one concrete detail and two commentary sentences

weaving
blending concrete details and commentary in a body paragraph

ratio
the number if concrete details to commentary sentences

steps in the writing process
1. prewriting
2. shaping the essay
3. first draft
4. peer response
5. revision
6. final draft

parts of the essay
1. introductory paragraph
a. thesis
2. body paragraph
a. topic sentence
b. concrete detail
c. commentary
d. chunk
e. concluding sentence
3. concluding paragraph

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