Vocab

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Unit 1

Habits of mind

ways of thinking that intelligent people use when confronted with problems or issues where solutionsare not immediately apparent

inquiry

a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

visual thinking

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.

metacognition

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

inquiry

a search for knowledge

analysis

a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders

emulate

compete with successfully

language devices

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

grammatical structures

The grammatical setup of a sentence in terms of a noun, adjectices, verbs etc.

intended effect

The effect that a medication is expected to have on the body.

claim

demand for something as rightful or due

position

the act of positing

cite

call in an official matter, such as to attend court

concede/ concession

to give something up

counter effect

adding trees, vegetation cover, green roofs, cooler pavement

objective

the lens or system of lenses nearest the object being viewed

summarize

give a summary (of)

paraphrase

rewording for the purpose of clarification

synthesis

reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

tone

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color

mood

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

formal language

the standard language of written communication, formal speeches, and presentations; may not use contractions or slang

language register

Language that is used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting ranging from formal to intimate.

diction

the manner in which something is expressed in words

syntax

the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

imagery

the ability to form mental images of things or events

speaker

electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance

audience

a conference (usually with someone important)

message

a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled

rhetorical triangle

a diagram that represents a rhetorical situation as the relationship among the speaker, the subject, and the audience

occasion

an event that occurs at a critical time

purpose

what something is used for

topic

some situation or event that is thought about

central idea

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.

symbol

something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

plaigirism

not giving someone credit for their words or ideas

credible

capable of being believed

abstract

a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

acknowledge

accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

allusion

passing reference or indirect mention

analogy

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

narrative mode

tells a story

collegial discussion

An exchange of views by associates or members of a profession or organization.

concrete details

Details that relate to or describe actual, specific things or events

connative

logic

denotative

having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

context

discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

conventions

accepted rules of written and spoken language

convey

make known

distinguish

mark as different

logos, pathos, ethos

convince someone to agree with your ideas

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

interence

logical judgement based on circumstantial evidence

narrative techniques

the methods involved in telling a story; the procedures used by a writer of stories or accounts

render

make over as a return

salient point

An important point in an article

qualify

add a modifier to a constituent

text structures

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

thesis

a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research

transition

the act of passing from one state or place to the next

relevant evidence

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.

verbals

words that appear to be verbs, but are acting as some other part of speech

subordinate conjunction

a conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause

cumalitive

mad up of sucessive additions

delineate

describe in vivid detail

evaluate

place a value on

analyze

subject to psychoanalytic treatment

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