Vocabulary Words
Reading Skill
Writing Skill
Application Reading
Application Writing
100

Arduous

Extremely difficult to achieve.  

100

What is a central idea?

An overarching message of truth that is specific to a text.   

100

What is syntax?

Sentence structure, the way words, phrases and sentences are arranged to demonstrate the authors meaning, purpose and style most effectively.  

100

Why is textual evidence important? 

You can make your points much more credible if you present textual evidence as a support.  

100

Why is identifying style, tone and word choice an essential skill when writing a paper?

It helps identify the task, purpose and audience for a text in which those aspects are not specifically stated.

200

Autonomy

State of being able to make personal choices and act on them.  

200

What is rhetoric?

another name for art of persuasion 

200

What is focus and scope?

You need to examine how broad and complex your research question should be.  

200

What are 5 things that figurative language includes?

idiom

simile 

metaphore 

hyperbole 

personification 

200

What is idea mapping?

You create a visual representation of your ideas and the connections between them.  

300

Incumbency 

State of currently occupying an office.  

300

What are structural elements in a paper?

Sentences, transitional words and phrases, paragraphs, chapters and sections.  

300

What is the purpose of the introduction paragraph? 

It needs to provide connections from the topic to a larger context.   

300

How can you tell how a text is structured?

Analyze the wording and it will give you the clues, for example solution leads you to realize it is problem and solution structure.      

300

What do you need to do to develop and introduction paragraph?

Hook the reader, provide context and background about the topic, show the importance of the main idea, and narrow the scope of info and lead to the thesis statement.     

400

Unrequited 

Not returned or repaid in kind.  

400

How can you determine a theme?

From the texts topic.  

400

What is an argument?

It is a type of writing that emphasizes logic, claims, reasons, evidence and counterclaims.   

400

Why should you analyze a theme of a document?

It allows you to add a touch of your own perspective to a specific document. 

400

What are qualifiers? 

words and phrases that leave some room for the other side of the argument, the side you are not advocating.  

500

Infraction

Violation of a rule.  

500

What is a claim? 

The primary statement that is to be proved through the presentation of the argument.  

500

What items should you not include in an argumentative essay?

First person pronouns or any kind of slang.  

500

What is warrant or backing?

The underlying assumption of societal values that makes the argument persuasive.     

500

What is transitional context for flow?

After the attention grabber you include transitional content to move your audience smoothly to the thesis statement.  

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