On-demand Vocabulary

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When a question asks you to (vocabulary term)... write an essay including (definition).

analyze

a detailed examination of topic; divide into parts and discuss each part

argue

your opinion and reasons supporting it

compare

two or more items showing similarities and differences

contrast

two or more items showing dissimilarities and differences

criticize

your opinion of a text and the arguments that support or reject it

diagram

a picture, chart, or plan

define

exact meaning of, precise description of, word or idea

enumerate

a numbered list of items or ideas

evaluate

a reasoned judgment; authoritative reasons

explain

the reasons for or the meaning of something

illustrate

an example or examples

interpret

an explanation of what you think something means

outline

main points and essential details

summarize

the core ideas of a text or texts

trace

a sequence-- start with a date and go forward or backword

discuss

any combination of prompt verbs in essay form

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