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Glossary

Bias
an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting over any other

Bibliography
a list of writings about a subject or author or by an author

Brainstorm
a technique used to solve problems and encourage creativity in which members of a group share their ideas about a subject

Cite
to quote as an example, authority, or proof

Confirm
to make sure of the truth of

Draft
Each page of text should have
your name and a page number at the top right in the header.

Evaluate
to decide the value or worth of after study

Fact
1 : a thing done; especially : CRIME 1 <accessory after the fact>
2 : the quality of being actual
3 a : something that actually exists or occurs <space travel is now a fact> b : an occurrence, quality, or relation that can be experienced or inferred <a number fact> c : a piece of information about a fact <a book filled with facts>

Format
the general organization or arrangement of something

Opinion
1 : a belief based on experience and on seeing certain facts but falling short of positive knowledge
2 : a judgment about a person or thing <a high opinion of themselves>
3 : a statement by an expert after careful study <you better get an opinion from a lawyer>

Quote
1 : to repeat (someone else's words) exactly <quote Shakespeare>
2 : to give as an example
3 : to set off written material by quotation marks

Research
1 : careful study and investigation for the purpose of discovering and explaining new knowledge
2 : the collecting of information about a subject

Subtopic
a topic (as in a composition) that is a division of a main topic

Thesis
a statement put forth for discussion or proof

Topic
the subject or a section of a subject (as of a speech or a report)


Definitions found at Merriam-Webster Word Central