Habits of mind
ways of thinking that intelligent people use when confronted with problems or issues where solutionsare not immediately apparent
a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
The use of the visual system to gain information from external sources and the interpretation of that sensory data nonverbally. Happens on the right side of our brain.
thinking about thinking
depth of knowledge
The quality of a learners vocabulary knowledge. Knowledge of a words semantic relationships with other words, syntactic patterns, collocations, and pronunciation
a search for knowledge
a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders
compete with successfully
all the elements of language that are often used to analyze nonfiction instead of fiction or to look at rhetorical aims of a work of fiction
The grammatical setup of a sentence in terms of a noun, adjectices, verbs etc.
The effect that a medication is expected to have on the body.
demand for something as rightful or due
the act of positing
call in an official matter, such as to attend court
to give something up
adding trees, vegetation cover, green roofs, cooler pavement
the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed
give a summary (of)
rewording for the purpose of clarification
reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
the standard language of written communication, formal speeches, and presentations; may not use contractions or slang
Language that is used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting ranging from formal to intimate.
the manner in which something is expressed in words
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
the ability to form mental images of things or events
electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
a conference (usually with someone important)
a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
a diagram that represents a rhetorical situation as the relationship among the speaker, the subject, and the audience
an event that occurs at a critical time
what something is used for
some situation or event that is thought about
a one-sentence statement that sums up or encapsulates the major ideas of a speech
theme vs. meaning
Theme is the subject matter of a conversation or discussion and meaning is what the object is meant for
figures of speech
expressions, such as similes, metaphors, and personifications, that make imaginative, rather than literal, comparisons or associations.
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
not giving someone credit for their words or ideas
capable of being believed
a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
passing reference or indirect mention
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
point of view
the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
tells a story
An exchange of views by associates or members of a profession or organization.
Details that relate to or describe actual, specific things or events
having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
accepted rules of written and spoken language
mark as different
logos, pathos, ethos
convince someone to agree with your ideas
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
logical judgement based on circumstantial evidence
the methods involved in telling a story; the procedures used by a writer of stories or accounts
make over as a return
An important point in an article
add a modifier to a constituent
The way in which an author presents the information in his/her story or article. Some of the most common text structures are: chronological order, problem and solution, cause and effect, compare and contrast
a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research
the act of passing from one state or place to the next
Evidence tending to make a fact at issue in the case more or less probable than it would be without the evidence. Only relevant evidence is admissible in court.
words that appear to be verbs, but are acting as some other part of speech
a conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause
mad up of sucessive additions
describe in vivid detail
place a value on
subject to psychoanalytic treatment
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