Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
100

Tenacity

Quality of being determined or of holding fast  Persistence, determination, firmness

100

Exacerbate

To make more severe; to intensify
Worsen, intensify, aggravate

100

Incumbency

State of currently occupying an office
occupancy, appointment (to office)

100

Pluralism

A state of society in which diverse groups participate
Diverseness

100

Misnomer

An incorrect term used to describe or designate something
Mistake

200

Central Idea

What is overarching message or truth that is specific to a text?

200

Rhetoric & Purpose

What is tone?

What is reason for writing?

200

Structural Elements

What is sentences, transitional words, paragraphs, and chapter?

200

Theme

What is the central message or universal truth conveyed by a text?

200

Elements of an Argument

What is claim, reasons, evidence, rebuttal?

300

Informational Style

What is professional, formal, neutral, objective?

300

Thesis

What is sets up the overall structure and organization of the essay?

300

Conclusion

What is restating thesis statement and summarizing?

300

Counterclaim

What is opposing arguments in essays?

300

Editing

What is the step of the writing process includes correcting errors in spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation?

400

Hidden Meanings

What is using textual evidence to make inferences?

400

Stylistic Elements

What is syntax, diction, tone, and voice?

400

Ethos & Pathos

Ethos persuades through credibility or authority.  Pathos persuades through emotional connection.

400

Rhetorical Features

What is allusion, antithesis, diction, irony, parallelism, and syntax?

400

The Chain of Legal Reasoning

What is issue, rule, facts, analysis, and conclusion?

500

Types of Evidence

What is facts, definitions, quotations, concrete details, and statistics or data?

500

Evaluating Evidence

Make sure your sources are recent, relevant, unbiased, and sufficient.

500

Revising for Style

Revise for audience-appropriate tone, syntax and sentence variety, and precision of word choice.

500

Essay Structure

Make sure you have an attention grabbing intro, a body with reasons and evidence, and a wrapped conclusion.

500

Editing and Publishing

Check for misspellings and improper grammar. Make sure your essay is appropriate for your audience.

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