CCSS SBAC Magical 21 Academic Vocabulary Terms
Terms in this set (21)
Break something down methodically into its parts in order to interpret and explain meaning.
Synonyms: Examine; Deconstruct
Provide reasons or evidence to support or oppose a position or idea.
Synonyms: Claim; Convince
Preconceived or underlying value or idea that affects a position or argument.
Synonyms: Slant; Preference
Quote, paraphrase, or refer to OR give credit to a source.
Synonyms: Citation; Document
Logical connection of ideas to show overall understanding.
Synonyms: Clear; Consistent; Reasonable
Identify similarities and differences between/among items.
Synonyms: Differentiate; Distinguish
One part or piece of a larger whole.
Synonyms: Element; Building Block; Ingredient
The details that frame an event, statement, or idea.
Synonyms: Situation; Background; Big Picture
Confirm or give support to a position or idea.
Validate; Substantiate; Corroborate
Determine if something is good/bad, right/wrong, and support it with evidence.
Synonyms: Judge; Figure out; Examine
Prediction or possible explanation that needs further investigation.
Synonyms: Assumptions; Theory; Possibility; Thesis
Draw a conclusion not directly stated but based on reasoning and evidence.
Synonyms: Read between the lines; Educated guess; Deduction
Clearly merge reasoning and evidence from multiple sources.
Synonyms: Incorporate; Blend; Unite
Finding and explaining the meaning of information.
Synonyms: Translate; Clarify
Prove or show something to be right or reasonable.
Synonyms: Defend; Validate; Rationalize
A way of seeing something; a specific point of view
Synonyms: Outlook; View; Standpoint
Recognize and explain exceptions to a position.
Synonyms: Almost; To some extent; More or less
Proving something wrong by argument and evidence.
Synonyms: Oppose; Disprove; Rebut
A place, person, or thing from which information can be obtained to support arguments and ideas.
Synonyms: Origin; Roots
Name or state in clear detail.
Synonyms: Define; Indicate; Point out
Demonstrate truth or accuracy using evidence.
Synonyms: Confirm; Prove; Support
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