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a piece of writing that tells you what sth or sb is like

description

describe sth, v

2

a story of sth that has happened

narrative

3

the process of considering how two things or people are similar or different

comparison

to compare A with/to B, v

4

a reason or reasons thar sb uses to show that sth is true ir correct

argument

argue for/against sth, v

5

write sth quickly

jot sth down

6

directly connected with or important to what is being discussed

relevant (to sth)

7

create and develop sth

build sth up

8

a description of the general points about sth but not the details

outline

outline sth, v

9

logical, well-organized, and clear

coherent (of ideas, thoughts, etc)

opp: incoherent

10

move away from the subject that you should be discussing

wander off the subject

11

use a lot of words without saying anything interesting or important

to waffle

12

a piece of writing, e.g. an essay, that is not in its final form

draft

13

read sth carefully from beginning to end

read sth through

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a change, addition or improvement to sth

revision

revise sth, v

15

read and correct a piece of written or printed work

proofread sth

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resulting from a lack of thought or attention

careless