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Key Terms U3 - 16 Observation-language that describes the...

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Key Terms U2 1. Cause-the reason that an action takes place 2. Conclusion-the last paragraph of an essay that ties everything together 3. Deductive Reasoning-reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect) 4. Effect-the result or consequence of the cause 5. Evidence-specific information or proof that backs up the reasons in an argument 6. Experience-a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something 7. Explanation-a statement made to clarify something and make it understandable 8. Expository Writing-a paragraph that gives information on a topic, or steps explaining how to do something 9. Facts-something that actually exists; reality; truth 10. Generalization-a general statement that gives an overall view, rather than focusing on specific details 11. Inductive Reasoning-reasoning from detailed facts to general principles 12. Informs-make aware of something 13. Invalid Point-a point without force or foundation; indefensible 14. Major Premise-the major part of a syllogism 15. Minor Premise-the minor part of a syllogism
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Unformatted text preview: 16. Observation-language that describes the physical characteristics or behavior of a person, place, thing, or event--what something looks, sounds, smells, tastes and/or feels like. 17. Related Events-to bring into or establish association, connection, or relation 18. Relationships-The condition or fact of being related; connection or association 19. RESEARCH-20. Reworded Thesis Statement-an explanation of the topic or purpose of a research paper that is reworded in the conclusion of an essay 21. Situation-a position taken in an essay 22. Subordinate Conjunctions-A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate clause to a main clause 23. Summarizes-writing that presents the most important ideas from a longer piece of writing 24. Syllogism-an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument 25. Transitional Words-words or phrases that connect or “hook” one idea to the next 26. Valid Point-sound; just; well-founded point...
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