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To carefully study or examine the different parts of something in order to understand or explain it
If directions ask you how one thing applies to another thing, you need to explain the connection or relationship between the two things.
Mention or note. Think of it this way, if directions ask you to cite three examples of something, you are being asked to mention, or give, three
Study two or more things to find ways in which they are similar and different, then write about it.
To finish something
draw a conclusion
To form an opinion or make a decision after thinking about something, then write about it using evidence
To form an opinion based on the text; or, to finish something, such "Conclude your essay with a call to action."
To explain what a word means
To tell about something using descriptive words, AKA adjectives
To make a decision about something based on facts or evidence
To give/tell/write information, ideas, or opinions about something based on the text
To judge something like text. After giving careful thought, to say or write about how good or bad, or how weak or strong something is.
To tell/write about something so that someone else can understand it. Give examples. Tell what it means.
Directions that ask you to identify something, are usually asking you to tell what something is or point something out.
To draw a conclusion using evidence from the text that the author does not state directly.
When directions ask you to write a well-organized paragraph, they are asking you to sort your ideas into some sort of system or order.
Look at something for information, such as when directions tell you to "refer" to a glossary,
Give the general idea of a text in a few sentences -- tell the most important points and leave out most of the details.
When you see the word "support" in directions, you're being asked to find and give details that show that an idea of a statement is true.
When directions ask you to synthesize information from two or more texts, they are asking you to combine information from multiple texts to answer a single question.
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