Key Terms

1. Tone
Is a literary compound of composition, which encompasses the attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work.

I think tone is the attitude of the work or how it comes off to the reader.

For example the tone of your voice determines how someone may take what you said, same sense in literature.

2. Grammar
Is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

I think grammar is the correct way to write and speak.

3. Structure

Structure is like the framework to your writing. Without structure whatever you’re writing is a complete mess. It’s like the foundation to your work. It needs to be strong in order for the rest of your ideas and writing to fall back on. There are so many set structures out there. My only question is who thought of all these structures, from what did they get their ideas.

For example the most common structure we know is the INtroduction, 3 body Paragraphs, and Conclusion structure.

4. Genre

To me Genre is a category to put your writing in, or for any topic discussed for that matter. There’s different types of genres but it depends what it is you’re describing. When I first hear genre I think of movies not writing. For writing I would really have to concentrate in which category I would put it in. In writing I think it’s longer than just a word like in film, it’s a phrase describing the overall idea of the story.

5. Stance

This is pretty self explanotory to me in the sense that it is where you stand in your writing. Depending on the topic what is your position and how you want the audience to know your position. Whether or not you want your stance to be clear and straight to the point or in between the lines.It’s almost like a opinion really.

6. Purpose

Purpose is the meaning to your writing. Why exactly are you writing it or what exactly do you want the reader to understand. With purpose you can persuade the reader or inform them. As well with purpose you can say straight out let the reader figure it out on their own.

7. Audience 

Audience is which crowd do you want to reach. Who is it that you want to be heard from? Sometimes you already know your audience and you write directly towards them or you don’t have a set audience and it’s just for whom ever it may concern. Of course I think it would be better to have a set audience so that you can focus on them personally to get a closer connection through writing.

8. Setting

Setting is a time and place of a certain subject. Without this readers wouldn’t take the writing that much serious. When a setting is placed the reader/audience can at least imagine themselves there or recall back to that day or place and then you have a connection with the reader. It also gives your writing some back up evidence and seems more legit.

9. Text

To me text are just words written in a specific structure. There’s different kinds of text: a book, an article, a speech, a website, etc. Depending on what kind of text it is defines what structure it has. But without text you wouldn’t be able to have communication between the reader and the writer.

10. Primary Research

I just recently experienced primary research within this class and to me it’s research from the real world. So instead of looking up some data through books or the internet, you go out and collect data through your own experiences. Since it’s primary it is the first research that’s done before the research that everyone knows about looking for through our resources. The information we look up comes from someone going out and researching, collecting data, and experimenting.




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