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16 terms

On-demand Vocabulary

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