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4.6: Key Takeaways

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    Interactive Element

    Reflect on your learning in this chapter. What was the most surprising thing you learned? Was there anything you learned that you shared with someone you know? How will you include what you learned about word choice in your future compositions?

    Before you complete this chapter you will have

    • Defined etymology
    • Differentiated between connotation and denotation as well as several types of diction:
      • Latinate and Germanic
      • formal and informal
      • abstract and concrete
    • Generated keywords (think #hashtags) to use for research purposes
    • Produced an original descriptive paragraph of writing discussing code-switching