35 terms

VAPA Words for the CST

*Useful words to know for the CST
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analyze
break apart (analysis)
audience
the people who read/hear the writing
bibliography
the written list of all the books or articles used in a piece of writing
classify
to put into a group/category
compare
all the ways they are alike
composition
something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole
connotation
the feelings or emotions surrounding a word
contrast
all the ways they are different
denotation
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
describe
tell all about
dialogue
people speaking; marked by "quotation marks"
evaluate
judge
evidence
your basis for belief or disbelief
excerpt
a part of a bigger piece of writing
explain
tell how
formulate
create
genre
a type or category, especially of art or writing
imply
express or state indirectly
infer
conclude by reasoning
metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as
mood
The emotional atmosphere of a work
paraphrase
put in your own words
passage
a section of text
predict
what will happen next
refer
seek information from
summarize
give me the short version (summary)
revise
to go over carefully in order to correct or improve
solve
find the solution
support
back up with details
symbol
something that stands for or represents something else
synthesize
Combining or bringing together two or more elements to produce something more complex
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
tone
the author's attitude toward the subject
trace
list in steps; follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
viewpoint
opinion
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