Both students and instructors benefit from having a common vocabulary for writing. As a result, the Writing & Speaking Center has compiled a list of writing-related terms and their definitions. In addition to definitions, each term in the glossary also has links to useful related resources like handouts and websites. For example, if you need some help writing an intro paragraph, you can look up intro paragraphs in the glossary in order to access a handout with some tips and guidelines. Click here to access the SMCM Writing Terms Glossary.
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