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Informational Writing, Part II Informational Writing, Part II Features of an Informational Text!
Definitions Appendix - Heading - Subheading - Marginal notes - Keys - Legends - Figures - Bibliographies - Fact boxes -
Definitions Appendix - Extra material that is collected and appended (added on) at the end of a book. May refer to an index (which gives page numbers for people, places, or things mentioned in the book). This is different from a footnote, which cites a reference for only one part of a text. wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
Definitions Heading - Line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about. It is like a headline. Headings can emphasize or tell people what information is where, like the topic at the top or beginning of a paragraph. wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
Definitions Subheading - The heading or title of a subdivision of a printed subject. This is secondary to the heading. www.thefreedictionary.com/subheading
Definitions Marginal Notes – Notes written or printed in the margin of a book. What is a margin? …It is the edge or border of a paper. Why might we want to use marginal notes? Why might we want to use marginal notes?
Definitions Key – Something that is crucial for explaining. A list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations. www.thefreedictionary.com/key
Definitions Legend – A table or list that explains the symbols appearing on a map or chart. Another term for a key on a map. http://www.answers.com/topic/legend
Definitions Figure – A diagram or picture illustrating something from the text. wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
Definitions Figure – A picture or diagram representing something from the text. wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
Definitions Bibliography – A list of books or other sources that were used in one’s writing. This is also called a Works Cited and usually goes at the end of a book or article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliography
Definitions Fact box – Highlights statistics and essential information from the article. Usually in box form. In a sense, it is “a box of facts”, but you can be more specific than this! In a sense, it is “a box of facts”, but you can be more specific than this!
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