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WRITING CONCEPTS
Symbol
Grapheme
Characters
Alphabet
Morpheme
Handwriting/Penmanship
Script/Cursive Handwriting
Words
Prefix
Suffix
Affix
Diction
Spelling
Sentences
Syntax
Paragraphs
Documents
Genre
Style
Audience
 
WRITING PROCESS
Prewriting
Drafting
Revision
Editing/Proofreading
 
GRAMMAR
Grammatical Number (Singular/Plural)
Parts of Speech
Nouns
Count Nouns
Non-Count Nouns
Collective Nouns
Pronouns
Personal Pronoun
Subjective Pronoun
Second Person Formal and Informal Pronouns
Inclusive and Exclusive Pronouns
Intensive Pronouns
Objective Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Possessive Pronoun
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Complement
Objects
Direct Objects
Indirect Objects
Adjectives
Comparison
Articles
Determiners (class)
Determiners (function)
Adverbs
Verbs
Irregular Verbs
List of Irregular Verbs
Transitive Verbs
Intransitive Verbs
Helping Verbs/Auxiliary Verb
Modal Verbs
Tense
Verbals
Gerund
Infinitive
Participle
Preposition
Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunction
Correlative Conjunction
Subordinating Conjunction
Interjections
Subjects
Predicates
Objects
Direct Objects
Indirect Objects
Prepositional Object/Object of the Preposition
Homonym
Homophones
Homograph
Antecedent
Possessive Adjective
Possessive Pronoun
Conjugation
Case
Subjective Case
Nominative Case
Genitive Case
 
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
Clauses
Independent/Main Clauses
Dependent/Subordinate Clauses
Noun Clause
Adverbial Clause
Adjective Clause
Phrases
Noun Phrase
Verb Phrase
Adjectival Phrase
Adverbial Phrase
Sentence
Sentence Element
Imperative Sentence
Interrrogative Sentence
Declarative Sentence
Exclamatory Sentence
Simple Sentence
Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Complex-Compound Sentence
Appositive
Modifiers
Introductory Elements
Conjunctive Adverb/Adverbial Conjunction
Run-On Sentence/Fused Sentence
Comma Splice
Conditionals (If/Then)
Tag Questions
Subordination
Split Infinitive/Cleft Infinitive
 
PUNCTUATION
Typography
Period/Full Stop .
Exclamation Point/Mark !
Question Mark ?
Comma ,
Semicolon ;
Colon :
Quotation Marks ?
Apostrophe '
Bracket
Parentheses ( )
Arrow-Point Brackets < >
Box Brackets/Square Brackets [ ]
Curly Brackets/Braces { }
Angle Brackets/Diamonds/Chevrons
Hyphen -, --, ---
Ellipsis ...
Slash/Stroke /
Solidus
Guillemets << >>
Ampersand @
At Sign
Backslash
Bullet
Caret ^
Dagger
Degree
Number Sign/Pound/Hash
Pilcrow
Section Sign
Tilde/Swung Dash ~
Umlaut/Diaeresis ..
Underscore/Understrike _
Vertical Bar/Pipe |
Broken Bar
Currency
Interpunct
 
STYLE
Writing Style
 
WORD-LEVEL
Register
Colloquialisms
Figurative Language/Literary Language
Sexist Language/Gender-Neutral Language
Demonstrative Pronouns
Expletives
 
SENTENCE-LEVEL
Idioms
Syntactic Expletives
Parallelism
Sentence Rhythm
Prosody
Positive Sentence Construction
Double Negatives
Metadiscourse
e.g.(exempli gratia)
i.e. (id est)
List of Latinate Phrases
 
PARAGRAPH-LEVEL
Topic Sentences
Voice
Mood
Tone
Transitions
 
RHETORIC
TOPICS
Genus
Division
Circumstances
Testimony
Fact
Truth
Validity
Authority
Statistics
Mathematics
Maxims
Laws
Precedents
Examples
Paradigm
Assumption
Natural Deduction
Proposition
Comparison
Simliaritiy
Difference
Deliberative Topics
Judicial Topics
Ceremonial Topics
Rhetorical Analysis/Rhetorical Criticism
Rhetorical Triangle
Contextualization
Pentad
Critical Inquiry
Critical Discourse Analysis
Stylistics
Bathos
Satire
 
ARGUMENT
Argumentation/Argument Theory
Thesis/Claim
 
NATURAL SUPPORT
Support
Evidence
Testimony
Fact
Theory
Hypothesis
Scientific Method
Observations
 
ARTIFICIAL SUPPORT
Ethos
Credibility
Pathos
Emotions
Logos
Logic
 
Deduction/Deductive Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Syllogisms
Categorical Syllogism
Hypothetical Syllogism
Disjunctive Syllogism
Prosleptic Syllogism
Quasi-Syllogism
Statistical Syllogism
Polysyllogism
Syllogistic Fallacy
Enthymeme
Rebuttal
Refuttal
 
Induction/Inductive Reasoning
Cause and Effect/Causality
 
Abductive Reasoning
 
Defeasible Reasoning
 
ARGUMENTATIVE CONCERNS
Error
Biases
Fallacies
 
GENERAL FALLACIES
Definist Fallacy
False Attribution/Unstable Source
Wishful Thinking
Proof by Example
Ad Nauseam/Argument from Repetition
Ad Termperantiam/Middle Ground/Argument to Moderation
Burden of Proof
Circular Cause and Consequence
Continuum Fallacy
Fallacy of Distribution
Incomplete Comparison
Inconsistent Comparison
Loki's Wager Fallacy (Concept Cannot Be Defined Fallacy)
Moving a Goalpost Fallacy
Reification Fallacy
Special Pleading
Suppressed Correlative
Thought-Terminating Cliche/Folk Wisdom Fallacy
Slippery Slope
Two-Wrongs-Make-A-Right
Argument from Silence
 
LOGOS-BASED FALLACIES
Deductive
Undistrubted Middle Fallacy
Illicit Process
Two Negatives
Affirmative from Negative
Either/Or
Affirming Consequent
Denying Antecedent
Argument from Fallacy
Masked Man Fallacy
Negative Proof (Argument from Ignorance)
Affirming a Disjunct
Affirming the Consequent (Converse Error)
Existential Fallacy
Exclusive Premise Fallacy/Fallacy of Exclusive Premises
Four Terms Fallacy/Fallacy of Four Terms
Prosecutor's Fallacy
Dicto Simpliciter
Appeal to Consequence
Style over Substance Fallacy
Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
 
Inductive
Fallacy of a Single Cause/Oversimplification
Faulty Generalization
Hasty Generalization
Faulty Causal
Non-Sequitor/False Cause
Post Hoc Ergo Prompter Hoc/Questionable Cause (Superstitions/Magical Thinking)
Correlation Does Not Imply Causation Fallacy
Appeal to Probablity
Base Rate Fallacy
Conjunction Fallacy
Correlative-Based Fallacies (Fallacy of Distraction)
Gambler's Fallacy
Inverse Gambler's Fallacy
Regression Fallacy
Retrospective Fallacy/Determinism Fallacy
Wrong Direction
Cherry Picking
False Analogy
Overwhelming Exception
 
ETHOS-BASED FALLACIES
Straw Man
Appeal to Ridicule
Intentional Fallacy (Author's Intent Fallacy)
Begging the Question
Ad Ignorantiam/Appeal to Ignorance
Ad Hominem (
Ad Populum
Appeal to Loyalty
If-By-Whiskey Fallacy
Homunculus Argument/Fallacy
Nirvana Fallacy
Package-Deal Fallacy
Historian's Fallacy
Psychologist's Fallacy
Spotlight Fallacy
Association Fallacy (Guilt by Association)
Appeal by Authority
Appeal to Motive
Appeal to Novelty
Appeal to Poverty
Appeal to Wealth
Appeal to Tradition
Chronological Snobbery (Earlier things are Inferior)
Genetic Fallacy
Poisoning the Well
Tu Quoque
 
PATHOS-BASED FALLACIES
Appeal to Emotion
Appeal to Flattery
Appeal to Pity
Appeal to Spite
Ad Metum/Appeal to Fear
Naturalistic Fallacy
Misleading Vividness
Judgemental Language
Sentimental Fallacy
Luddite Fallacy
Pathetic Fallacy/Anthropomorphism Fallacy
 
OTHER MATERIAL FALLACIES
Accident Fallacy
Converse Accident Fallacy
Irrelevant Conclusion
Red Herring (Digression/Diversion)
Complex Question/Loaded Question/Presupposition
Bare Assertion Fallacy
 
VERBAL FALLACIES
Equivocation
Connotation Fallacy
Amphibology
Fallacy of Composition
Division
Proof by Verbosity/Proof by Intimidation
 
RESEARCH
Data
Experience
Knowledge
Primary Research
Observation
Experiment
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research
Case Study
Phenomenology
Ethnography
Critical Discourse Analysis
Stylistics
Rhetorical Analysis
Secondary Research
Parenthetical Citations
Bibliographic Citations
 
FORMATTING
MLA
MLA Style Manual
APA
APA Style Manual
CSE
TURABIAN
CHICAGO
ACS Style Guide
Associated Press Style
ISO 690
 
VISUALS
Visual System
The Human Eye
Visual Perception
Visual System (Anatomy)
Graphic Design
Composition (Visual)
Design Principles and Elements
Graphic
Chart
Graph
Graph Theory
Information Graphics
Statistical Graphics
Computer Graphics
Table
Design
Visualization
Page/Document Layout
Typeface
Glyph
Symbol
Logogram/Logograph
Pictogram/Pictograph
Picture
Photograph
Color
Color Theory
Paper
Graphic File Formats
Document File Formats
Aesthetics
Representation
Usability
 
EMBELLISHMENTS
ORNAMENTATION
Schemes
Alliteration
Anadiplosis
Anaphora
Anastrophe
Antimetabole
Antithesis
Aposiopesis
Apposition
Assonance
Asyndeton
Brachylogy
Chiasmus
Climax
Consonance
Ellipsis
Epanalepis
Epistrophe
Hyperbaton
Isocolon
Paradiastole
Parallelism
Parenthesis
Polyptoton
Polysyndeton
Repetition
Rhyming
Symploce
Synchysis
Synonymia
Tautology
Tricolon
 
Tropes
Allegory
Anacoenosis
Anacoluthon
Antanaclasis
Anticlimax
Antiphrasis
Anthimeria
Anthropomorphism
Antonomasia
Aphorism
Aphorismus
Apophasis
Aporia
Apostrophe
Archaism
Auxesis
Cacophony
Catachresis
Circumlocuation
Classification
Correctio
Double Negative
Dysphemism
Enumeratio
Epanorthosis
Erotema/Rhetorical Questions
Euphemism
Euphony
Hendiadys
Hendiatris
Homonym
Homophones
Homograph
Hypallage/Transfered Epithet
Hyperbole
Hypophora
Hysteron Proteron
Innuendo
Internal Rhyme
Invocation
Irony
Isocolon
Katophora
Kenning
Litotes
Malapropism
Meiosis
Merism
Metalepsis
Metaphor
Metonomy/Denominatio
Neologism
Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Parable
Paradox
Paralipsis
Parallel Irony
Paraprosdokian
Parrhesia
Paronomasia/Pun
Periphrasis
Perissologia/Prolixity
Personification
Pleonasm
Praeteritio
Procatalepsis
Prolepsis
Prolixity
Proslepsis
Prosopoeia
Proverb
Satire
Simile
Snowclone
Spoonerism
Superlative
Syllepsis
Synecdoche
Synesis
Synestheisia
Synizesis
Tmesis
Zeugma
Zoomorphism
 
OTHER ORNAMENTATION OR WORDPLAY
Acronym/Initialism
Acrostic
Aleatoricism
Allusion
Anagram
Ananym
Aptronym
Autogram
Backronym
Charactonym
Chronogram
Consonance
Eponym
Holorime
Intertextuality
Lipogram
Listing
Mondegreen
Palindrome
Pangram
Pseudonym
Slang
Sobriquet
Verbification/Conversion
 
DISCOURSE
Letters
Cover Letters
Resumes
Abstracts
Proposals
Memorandum
Reports
IMRAD
Narratives
Summary
Exposition
Expository Writing
Argument
Argumentation
Creative Writing
 
GENERAL EDUCATIONAL TERMS
Language Education
Education
Grading
Discourse
Syllabus
Rubric
Proofreading
Home Schooling
Distance Learning
Classroom
English as a Second Language
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
English Language Learning
Second Language Acquisition
Contrastive Rhetoric
Basic English
Literacy
Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Standard English
International English
Standard Written English
Basic English
American English