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Test Taking Voca

important words to know about taking tests

define give the definition of
elaborate to add details to; expand on your answer
explain share your thought process behind your answer; elaborate on how or why you arrived at your answer
evaluate in math- means substitute values in for variables and simplify; solve
compare find things that are similar or the same
contrast find things that are different
describe means to give examples and details about the question- need to avoid using pronouns and use more than one detail at all times
simplify in math, means to combine all like terms and do as much as you can
analyze look at specific examples or details to figure out what things mean; to infer
hypothesize make an educated guess about what may or will happen and why
identify do not just label the term, but give an example
inform to give information; supply knowledge or give further detail; explain your thoughts and your answer with information
interpret to explain something; give an explanation; after reading something or completing an activity, interpret the data you have to make a statement
delineate to portray in words; describe or outline with precision
recognize to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc; to identify from knowledge of appearance or characteristics; be able to pull out of text or information given important parts or details
connect make a connection between two terms or ideas; connect your own knowledge to something in the story
visualize picture in your mind while reading something; playing a movie in your head
synthesize take information in, combine the information that you know and come up with an answer or a solution; being able to process the information learned
summarize give a summary of the information; shorten the information learned into more concise sentences or paragraphs
infer to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from evidence;to guess; speculate; surmise. to hint; imply; suggest.
solve in math, come up with an answer; find the value of the missing variable
cite evidence from the text use examples from what you read to help explain and support your answer
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