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What is an authentic biography?
It is a biography that attempts to give only factual information of a person's life.
What is an autobiography?
It is a literary work in a person relates the story of his or her own life.
What is a bibliography?
It is a list of all the works consulted in the creation of a piece of writing.
What is biographical fiction?
It is a biography that relies more on the imagination of the author than on verifiable facts.
What is a biography?
It is a literary work that tells the story of one person.
What is a citation?
It is the process of indicating sources from which information was gathered.
What is a collective biography?
It is a biography that features brief sketches of several people with something in common or that weaves the life stories of several people into a single work.
What is a complete biography?
It is a biography that covers the subject's life from birth to death.
What is fiction?
It is a literary work that is mostly a product of the writer's imagination.
What is fictionalized biography?
It is biography that dramatizes the events in the life of its subject.
What is history writing?
It is writing that records and explains past events.
What is a letter?
It is a written communication directed to a specific individual or group.
What is nonfiction?
It is a literary work that is mostly not a product of the writer's imagination.
What is an open-ended question?
It is a question to which there is no single answer.
What is a partial biography?
It is a biography that focuses on one stage or aspect of a person's life.
What is a personal essay?
It is a literary work in which the writer explores his or her own thoughts, usually as they relate to an organizing idea or subject.
What is plagiarism?
It is presenting someone else's ideas, research, or writing as your own.
What is a primary source?
It is a first-hand record of a person, place, or event that has not been interpreted by another writer.
What is a secondary source?
It is a work in which a writer has collected and interpreted primary sources.
What is speech?
It is verbal communication.
What is a works-cited list?
It is a list of the works to which a writer makes direct reference in a piece of writing.