The American Geophysicists Union brought you a glossary of terms that mean one thing to scientists, and something entirely different to members of the general public.
Tony Broh brought you a glossary of financial-aid terms that mean one thing to an institution and something else to students and their families.
Now, the Bok Center’s Graduate Writing Fellows seminar brings you a glossary of terms that mean one thing to you, an instructor and expert writer, and something entirely different to your student, a novice writer.
|Word||What it means to a novice writer||What it means to an expert writer|
|Answer||Correct response||Thoughtful response|
|Thesis||Bold claim||Reasonable, interesting claim|
|Argument||An insistently repeated claim||Evidence-based position|
|Framing||Digression about the argument’s place in the universe||Brief summary of the context most relevant to the argument|
|Convincing||Incontrovertible||Plausible and well-supported|
|Evidence||Examples provided at regular intervals||Examples cited to prove most controversial points|
|Analysis||Assertion that evidence sanctions claim||Explanation of how evidence and claim are linked|
|Orienting||Providing background detail||Providing facts necessary to argument|
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