Exam 1 Cheat Sheet 2-9-08

Exam 1 Cheat Sheet 2-9-08 - Writing as a way of knowing:...

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Writing as a way of knowing: Writing helps clarify your own thinking and discover thoughts. Rhetoric: effective communication, to persuade an audience through reasoning, evidence, beliefs, and your credibility. Critical Thinking: way in which educated people approach knowledge, making a conscious effort to dig beneath the surface of things. Analyzing: mentally dividing something into parts, sometimes straightforward and sometimes in your own idea. Internal Eval: restrict attention to the text itself, is it coherent, supporting evidence, alternative views. External Eval: evaluate text against other texts, authors and own views, where published, any bias, previous writings, anything left out. Rhetorical Stance: approach you take toward your topic, purpose (goals), persona (how you sounds, formal or informal), and audience (who’s reading this, experts or no). Unified Paragraph: focuses on and develops a single main Overgeneralization: broad statement on the basis of too little evidence, overlooking important differences. Ad Hominem:
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course WRA 150 taught by Professor Vetne during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Exam 1 Cheat Sheet 2-9-08 - Writing as a way of knowing:...

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