Tricky Vocabulary
Reading skills
Writing skills
Applications of reading skills
Applications of reading skills
100

what is the definition of autonomy?

the quality or state of being self-governing especially

100

what is the evidence?

The information that authors provide as support or proof for their opinions, claims, or central ideas is evidence.

100

what is syntax?

the arrangement of words and phrases—and organization are other elements of style that can be affected by task, purpose, and audience.

100


Read the sentence from the article “How to Make Sure the Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are.” Our generation also overdosed on debt and credit entitlement. How does the author use metaphor in the sentence to influence his audience Select all that apply?

 

The author uses the metaphor overdosed to express the large quantity of debt accumulated by his generation, The author uses metaphor overdosed to express the toxic effect that debt and credit entitlement can have on society, The author uses the metaphor overdosed to express the addictive quality of credit. 

100


Read the claim.

Blogs that offer health-related solutions should be banned because they endanger the welfare of their readers. Which option presents the strongest counterclaim from parents who have young children and who regularly turn to blogs to gather medical information?

Many bloggers use reputable online sources to gather information about current health issues and concerns affecting people of all ages, including young children.

200

what is the definition of emulate?

match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.

200

why is evidence important?

Evidence gives additional power to the point authors are making or to the claim being argued.

200

what is the difference between persuasive writing, and informative writing?

Persuasive writing revolves around the writer's opinion of the subject, informative writing provides only factual evidence without an opposing tone.

200


Read the excerpt from the article “How to Make Sure the Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are.” And this evolution needs to be made more global, interactive, and engaging, thus fueling the type of intellectual curiosity that anchors mental agility that is so helpful in today’s fluid world. What rhetorical feature does the author use in the excerpt?

metaphor 

200

Which claim is the best option to write about in an argument essay?

Parents need to consider the long-term effects of head injuries before allowing their children to play football.

300

what is the definition of exacerbate?

to make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

300

what are summaries?

 statements about the central ideas of the larger work. Authors summarize something when they want to retain only the central ideas of the source and to use their own words and writing style.

300

How does tone affect writing?

The tone of a document can affect how the reader perceives the writer's intentions. These perceptions can influence the reader's attitude toward the text and the writer.

300

Which type of evidence is not directly stated in a text?

implicit evidence

300

Which is the most important reason why a writer should avoid relying heavily on one source in an informational text?

The writer should synthesize information from various sources in order to convey original ideas.

400

what is the definition of resilient?

(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

400

why is paraphrasing important?

 When authors paraphrase something, they use their own words and writing style but retain the meaning and length of the original information. Authors paraphrase when they want to incorporate the source material into their own texts seamlessly.

400

What is the author's task?

the assignment or work that an author needs to do

400

Which word are you most likely to find listed in a thesaurus as a synonym of the word emulate?




 

imitate

400

Which word is a synonym of the word candor?

honesty

500

what is the definition of cognitive?

the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses

500

what are quotations? Why are they important?

the exact words found in a work. Authors directly quote a source when they feel that the original words are so succinct or so stylistically unique that it is important for them to keep the words intact.

500

Why is the audience important?

 It is critically important for writers to know who they are addressing. The strategies an author uses to entertain, persuade, or inform a reader could vary greatly depending on the audience.

500

Read the sentence from a book review. Jack Winston’s new book about political conflict advises people to nurture an attitude of tolerance toward those with different opinions. Which is a synonym for nurture as it is used in the sentence?

encourage

500

Which is the most accurate definition of syntax as a rhetorical feature?

strategically arranging words and phrases within a sentence to emphasize a point


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