MLA format and essay format

header
Text appearing at the top of each page, separate from the main body of text
heading
an individual’s name, subject, date, name of assignment, and teachers name
internal citations
parenthetical documentation cited within the body of the text and corresponds with the entries on work cited page
Works cited
a complete listing of references cited parenthetically in the report and keyed on a separate page
spacing
space between letters and lines; double spacing
margins
The white space surrounding the content of a page at the top, bottom, left and right sides, defining where a line of text begins and ends; 1 inch
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title punctuation
Italicize: title of an epic poem or book length poem, title of a novel, title of a collection of essays, title of an encyclopedia, title the magazine, title of a newspaper. Quotation marks: title of a short poem, title of a short story, title of an essay, title of a short song, title of a chapter in a book, encyclopedia article, title of an article in a magazine, title of an article in a newspaper
commentary
in an essay, it explains the concrete detail in greater depth, giving your opinion.
concrete detail
often a quote or statement in an essay
concluding sentence
The last sentence in a body paragraph. It is all commentary, does not repeat key words, and gives a finished feeling to the paragraph.
hook
a compelling sentence at the beginning of a story used to get the reader’s attention
peer editing
A form of collaboration in learning in which students work together in editing a piece of writing
precis
at the beginning of the opening paragraph you give a brief summary of the story
prompts
what you are supposed to write your essay about
revision
the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
rubric
also known as a scoring guide. It is used as a set of guidelines for evaluating a student’s work.
thesis statement
a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
TLQ
-transition, lead-in, quote
Ex: transition(On the other hand), lead-in:(Frankie begged his father to) quote(“tell…the story about Coo)
transitions-For example, In addition
Furthermore, moreover, on the other hand, however, therefore, in fact etc.
topic sentence
A sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that announces the paragraph’s idea and often unites it with the work’s thesis.
weak vocabulary
words such as I., we, they, you, not, never, always; words that can be replaced by words of a higher vocabulary