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Habits of mind
ways of thinking that intelligent people use when confronted with problems or issues where solutionsare not immediately apparent
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.
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 set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders
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 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.
electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
a diagram that represents a rhetorical situation as the relationship among the speaker, the subject, and the audience
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
the methods involved in telling a story; the procedures used by a writer of stories or accounts
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
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.
a conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause
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