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PSSA common terms

Active Voice When the subject of the sentence is the doer or action in a sentence.
Adage A saying that sets forth a generally truth that has gained credibility through long use over time.
Allusion An implied or indirect reference to literature or to a familiar person, place or event.
Analogy An extended comparison showing the similarities of two things.
Analysis [1] the process of identifying the parts of a whole and thief relation with one another. [2] using a close reading of text to examine the relationships among ideas details and/or examples referenced there as directed by a task.
Central Idea The unifying element of the piece of text.
Bias The subtle presence of a positive or negative approach to a topic.
Classification A strategy a writer uses to group ideas that are similar or related.
Cohesion A quality of writing where ideas details and arguments move logically, a dn fluidly through a piece fo writing.
Comparative adjective The form that an adjective takes when comparing the quality ofdifferent things. The word usually ends in -er.
Comparative Adverb The form an adverb takes when comparing and act or manner of two different things. One syllable adverbs ending -ly. Change to comparative form ending with - en.
Convey To communicate or make known.
Coordinate Adjectives Two or more successive wordings in a sentence that modify or describe the same noun.
Correlative Conjuntion Words that are used in pairs.
Counter Claim An argument that is in oppososition to the claim/position provided in a a piece or argumentative writing.
Chronology The sequential order of which events occur.
Dangling modifier A modifier that is not clearly attached to the word or phrase it is supposed to be modifying.
Irrelevant Not relating to an issue or that which does not support an issue.
Key Event An important occurrence within a text.
Affix One or more letter occurring as a bound form attached to the beginning, end or base of a word and serving to produce a derivative world.
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