Key Terminology in Non- Fiction

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Analogy
A comparison of events used for expanding or explaining the key idea
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Anecdote
A use of hearsay or personal experience as evidence to prove a larger point
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Assertion
An opinion presented as fact
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Bias
Favouring one side of an issue over another
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Colloquial Language
Informal and sometimes slang
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Counter Argument
Offering and disproving the opponent point of view
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Emotive Language
Language designed to provoke an emotional response, usually anger or sympathy
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Expert Opinion
The opinion of a person with qualification or experience
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Fact
A truth that can be proven
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Generalisation
A broad opinion based on minimal evidence
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Inclusive Language
Making the reader feel part of the story/issue
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Irony
The implied meaning is the exact opposite to the stated meaning
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Jingoism
The appeal to national pride
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Loaded Language
Language with heavy bias
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Opinion
An unsubstantiated point of view
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Rhetorical Question
A question that implies the answer
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Sensationalism
Increasing the drama of a situation
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Statistics
Data, frequently surveys and percentages
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Stereotype
An opinion based on biased evidence
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Undermining
To reduce the authority of an argument or person
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A use of hearsay or personal experience as evidence to prove a larger point

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Anecdote

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An opinion presented as fact

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Favouring one side of an issue over another

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Informal and sometimes slang

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