Writing Power

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Essay

A short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative.

organized

formed into a structured or coherent whole

revise

to go over carefully in order to correct or improve

support

back up with details

compare

to put things together to see how they are the same

contrast

show how things are different

explain

Give details about how and why something is as it is

evaluate

to think about something and decide if it is good or not

formulate

to plan or express in an orderly way

trace

follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

summarize

To capture all the most important parts of the original story, but express them in a much shorter space, and in the readers own words.

describe

to explain with details

analyze

to look at something carefully by attention to its parts

infer

To draw a conclusion from evidence

predict

Suggest what may happen based on available information

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