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biography
writer tells life story of another
autobiography
person tells his or her own life story
essay
written about a certain topic or subject
narrative essay
tells true story
expository
gives info, discusses ideas, explains process
humorous
presents author's thoughts in amusing way
analytical
breaks down large idea into small parts
descriptive
seeks to convey impression about person, place, or thing
reflective
author shares thoughts and impressions and experiences
persuasive
convince readers
visual
info through photographs
5 Questions to ask when reading an essay
1) What is general mood?
2)Who is the narrator?
3)What is the P.O.V.?
4)Purpose and Audience
5)Initial assumption from the title
what do you ask about author's purpose?
reason for writing, personal bias
what is personal bias?
opinion, leaning towards one thing
diary
intimate account of day to day life
journal
chronological log of day to day events
memoir
recollections or memories that center around certain other persons or events
confession
autobiographical info of matters that are normally held private
Keep Memory Alive
Persuasive-Elie Weisel
Mothers and Daughters
Visual-Tillie Olsen and Estelle Jussin
The Dog That Bit People
Humorous-James Thurber
Flood
Descriptive-Annie Dillard
Introduction
introduce speaker---convention
presentation
give award--banquet
acceptance
accept award or tribute--country music awards
keynote
inspirational address--church
commencement
honors graduates--graduation
how doy ou evaulate credibility?
1)do facts seem true?
2) do they support opinion in all sound reason?
3)does writer's background qualify them to make some statements?
4)does motivation affect credibility?
how do you judge writer's work?
1)are there logical statements?
2)is there clear organization?
3)are points well-supported?