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English Benchmark Study Guide

Allusions in "Speech at VA Convention": Homer's Odyssey- Song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts"
Correct Parenthetical Citations (Author page)- If you have the author and haven't already referenced author in evidence. (Article page)- If you have no author. (page)- If you have already referenced your author in the evidence.
Context clues Remember to put your new word in place of the word you are trying to define to see if it makes sense.
Prewriting plan what you are going to write; choose a topic, identify audience and purpose; brainstorm ideas; organize information; outline.
Drafting write your ideas in sentences and paragraphs; follow the organization of your prewriting outline; rough draft.
Revising add, rearange, remove, and replace ideas; consider the flow of your paper(transitions); check for repetition and clarity.
Editing check your paper for errors in grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Publishing Creating a clean final copy of your writing; final draft.
Fallacy a mistaken belief based on an unsound argument; faulty reasoning or logic.
Circular Reasoning reason for an opinion makes the basically the same claim as your original argument.
Overgeneralization false assumption; reaching a conclusion based on very limited facts.
Contradiction writer makes a statement that contradicts an earlier stated promise.
False Causality the occurs when two events happen at the same time and an assumption is made that one event cause another.
Over-simplification when a single cause is assumed to created a problem when in actually the problem may have had multiple causes.
Assumptions Occurs when a writer may be proved false or may just be stating an opinion.
Informative essay educates your reader on a topic. They can have one of several functions: to define a term, compare and contrast something, analyze data or provide a how-to. They do not, however, present an opinion or try to persuade your reader.
Descriptive essay type of informative essay; asks the student to describe something-object, person, place, experience, emotion, situation, etc. This genre encourages the student's ability to create a written account of a particular experience.
Persuasive essay attempt to get the reader to agree with your point of view. One is trying to present arguments, research, and ideas in order to sway the reader one way or the other.
Narrative essay Don't have to be fiction; often, they depict real life events; used to explore and find the meanings of important events in life.
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