Persuasive Writiting Vocabulary Words


This glossary contains vocabulary used in explaining and doing persuasive writing.
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Editing

Checking for and correcting errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage; proofreading. Editing becomes a concern only after the writer is satisfied that the writing clearly says what he/she wants it to say; editing is the final stage of document preparation.

This definition came from the Literary Dictionary at iclasses.org.

Essay

A persuasive piece written to formally present information, defend a position, or accomplish various other specific tasks. Essays are generally written to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in a subject area. Most essays follow the "standard introduction, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion" format. The topic sentence is clearly stated in the introduction and the main idea is revisited in the conclusion.

This definition came from the Literary Dictionary at iclasses.org.

F

Facts

Things that can be shown to be true, to exist, or to have happened

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O

Opinion

A view, judgment, or appraisal formed in one person's mind about a particular matter

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