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Terms Quiz 2

Writing Terms & Parts of a Book Study Guide Extra Credit

Body the center paragraphs of a work
Topic sentence a sentence that expresses the topic of a work
Thesis statement the main idea over an entire work
Central idea an element that a work is mostly about
Sensory details details using the senses
Essay a written nonfiction work about a certain subject
Coherence ideas in a work that connect smoothly
Journal a daily record of events
Personal narrative a work focusing on one’s life in a first person view, usually by the subject
Descriptive writing writing in detail about a subject, usually to describe
Expository writing writing that explains a process
Persuasive writing writing meant to convince the reader of a point
Supportive details details that support the credibility of a work
Plagiarism copying others’ work and claiming it as one’s own
Transitions words that help sentences of different topics connect together smoothly
Slang informal words or phrases
Voice the unique style that an author writes in
Subjective when a piece of work is supported by opinions or feelings
Objective when a piece of work is supported by straightforward and unbiased facts and accounts
Primary source information that was written by an author who experienced the topic
Secondary source information that was written by an author who did not experience the topic
Copyright pages provides the date published and credits of a work
Index a list of words in alphabetical order in the back of a book that shows where they appear
Bibliography lists sources used in a work
Appendix the back section of a work that contains additional information
Table of contents outline of a work
Footnotes the author’s comments at the bottom of a page
Glossary dictionary of words used within a work
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