Table 10: Principles and Terms of Composition

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Table 10: Principles and Terms of Composition

Composition Principles Composition Critical Analysis Terms
Description

Narration

Example

Division or analysis

Classification

Process analysis

Comparison and contrast

Definition

Cause-and-effect analysis

Argument and persuasion

 

Inform

Persuade

Convince

Observe

Describe

Prove

Evaluate

Report

Compare/Contrast

Propose

Explain

Analyze

Argue

Formulate

Define

Explore

Classify

Entertain

Group Activity

Table 10: Principles and Terms of Composition provides a list of popular terms instructors use to teach freshmen composition. In order to analyze you must first understand what you are actually doing.

1) Using any dictionary, as a group define the terms within the table.

2) Discuss, compare, and contrast them.

3) Place them into categories based upon their definitions.

4) Discuss how you might use one or more terms for your analysis.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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