MAIA OGT Performance Verbs and Reading/Writing Terms Flashcards

Terms Definitions
analyze
(v) to think about the different parts of a problem or situation to figure out the traits of the whole
compare
(v) to look at traits or qualities to find out what is alike and what is different.
describe
(v) to represent a thought or an idea
evaluate
(v) to determine the value of something for a given purpose based on certain standards or criteria
explain
(v) to make clear or give reasons for something
formulate
(v) to express a thought of an idea based on the review of information
infer
(v) to extend information beyond what is directly stated
summarize
(v) to condense information
support
(v) to show evidence to back a conclusion, argument, or thesis
trace
(v) to describe a sequence of events
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (e.g., Peter Piper picked a peck...)
assonance
the close repetition of middle vowel sounds (e.g., rain and plain)
coherence
the quality of a piece of writing in which the ideas are clearly arranged so a reader can follow the progression from one idea to the next
consonance
the repetition of identical consonant sounds before and after differing vowel sounds (e.g., stoke/luck)
dialect
a form of language as it is spoken in a particular geographic area or by a particular social or ethnic group
explicit
fully or clearly expressed; definite
foreshadowing
the technique of giving clues to coming events in a narrative
genre
an established class or category of art, music, or literature
implicit
to be assumed but not directly expressed
inference
a general conclusion drawn from information that is given
mood
the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for a reader
onomatopoeia
words whose sound imitates their suggested meaning, (e.g., buzz, hiss, clang)
plot
the sequence of events in a story focused on the resolution of a conflict
point of view
the perspective of the narrator or speaker
primary source
firsthand information from the source of the information (e.g., an eyewitness account, an autobiography)
secondary source
secondhand information provided from a primary source to an audience (e.g., a biography)
symbol
a concrete thing used to suggest something larger and more abstract
theme
the central topic that is either stated to or implied for an audience
thesis
the basic argument proposed by a writer who then attempts to prove it
situational irony
when there is a contrast between what is intended or expected and what actually occurs
/ 30
Term:
Definition:
Definition:

Leave a Comment ({[ getComments().length ]})

Comments ({[ getComments().length ]})

{[comment.username]}

{[ comment.comment ]}

View All {[ getComments().length ]} Comments
Ask a homework question - tutors are online