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a type, sort, kind, has to do with classificationGenre
significant/important concept/ideas of how to do thingsPrestige abstraction
language about languageMetadiscourse
a form of language associated with speech more than writingcolloquialism
intro is knowledge filled: formal and scholarlyepistemic intro
intro is personal and less formal: can still be scholarlyanecdotal intro
draws interest into the paper (points to thesis)allusive phrase (title)
informs reader what kind of paper and what paper is onexplanatory phrase (title)
quotation at the beginning of an essay (right after title)epigraph
Looking at background info and history of topictradition of inquiry
Analogy for network of past sources (intertwined)ecological analogy (tradition of inquiry)
give an idea to reader what discussion will be aboutspecific forecasting (intro)
narration, description, cause and effect, comparison, etc.Methods of development (examples)
thesis: position on topic, and premise: evidence for claim2 components of an argument
the dictionary definitiondenotation (of a word)
implied cultural meaningconnotation (of a word)
(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate and can stand aloneClause
an expression that doesn't include a subject and predicate and cannot stand alonePhrase
FANBOYS: linking words (you can join 2 sentences together)grammatical coordination
taking a sentence and adding something at the beginning to make it a fragment that needs another clausegrammatical subordination
Turning the literal meaning of the words into something elseTropes
using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in `he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')Polysyndeton
the omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used (she drank rum, vodka, tequila)Asyndeton
exposition (teaching), logos, ethos, pathos4 parts of persuasion
the rational appeal (logic, reasoning)Logos
ethical appeal (how you come across in writing)Ethos
the emotional appeal (an appeal to feelings)Pathos
a formal expression of praise (reference letter)Encomium
manner of speech peculiar to or characteristic of a particular person or class (inappropriate in formal writing)Dialect
an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh ("passed away" instead of "died")Euphemism
subject and verb pushed to end of the sentencePeriodic sentence
subject and verb in beginning of the sentenceCumulative sentence
used after a period and followed with a comma (however, similarly, also, etc.)conjunctive adverbs
questioning knowledge (how do we know what we know?)epistemology
Links sub to a sub complement ("Kevin is a millionaire")Linking verbs
noun affected by action of verb ("the mechanic greased the axle")Transitive verbs
a verb that does not take an object ("Max will sleep for 8 hours")Intransitive verbs
modify nouns and are set off with commas ("Mill, a British philosopher, wrote...")Appositives
use the "to" form of verbInfinitive phrases (verbal phrases)
use of present/past participleParticipial phrases (verbal phrases)
use of present participle with 'ing'Gerund phrases (verbal phrases)
restates conclusion rather than offering a real premiseCircular reasoning
no logical relation between connected ideasNon sequitur
attacks based on person that is unrelevant info based on argumentAd hominem
argument from authority (Caleb has this, so I'm gonna get it)Pro hominem
argument based only on emotionAppeal to pity
jumping to a conclusionhasty generalization
oversimplificationReductive fallacy
coincidence that we see as causationPost hoc fallacy