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9-10 Academic Vocab

Granite Hills High School Academic Vocabulary by grade level

TermDefinition
Analysis/Analyze a careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do, and how they are related to each other
Analogy a comparison of two things based on their being alike in some way
Citation/Cite a line or short section taken from a piece of writing or a speech; to quote by way of example, authority, or proof
Claim to say that (something) is true when some people may say it is not true
Cohesion the action of sticking together; the ability to connect ideas in writing
Collaboration to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something
Compare to say that something is similar to something else
Context the words that are used with a certain word or phrase and that help to explain its meaning
Contrast to say that something is different from something else
Credibility believable; reliable; supported with sufficient evidence
Detail a particular fact or piece of information about something or someone
Develop to build an idea or concept gradually over time
Differentiate to see or state the difference or differences between two or to see or state the difference or differences between two or more things
Documentation the documents that are used to prove something to be true
Evaluate/Judge using details to form an opinion about the the value or condition of someone or something
Evidence facts or details used to support a claim or idea
Explicit clear and complete
Fallacy a false or mistaken idea; the quality of being wrong
Format the form, design, or arrangement of something (such as a book, magazine, or television or radio program)
Infer/Inference to form an opinion from evidence; to reach a conclusion based on known facts
Inform to give information or knowledge
Interpret to understand or explain the meaning of something
Justify to provide good reason for an action or belief
Media a form of communication, as in a picture or show
Misrepresentation to describe someone or something in a false way; to give someone a false idea about something or someone
Nuance a very small difference in color, tone, or meaning
Objective/Objectivity opinion based on facts rather than feelings or opinions
Perspective how something is mentally viewed; the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions
Persuade to cause (someone) to believe something
Plagiarize to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas
Purpose the reason why an author writes an article, book, etc.; the goal behind what an author writes
Qualify to exhibit the proper characteristics, skills, or background for a particular job or to have a certain opinion
Quantify to find or calculate the quantity or amount of something
Reason a statement or fact that explains why something is the way it is, why someone does, thinks, or says something, or why someone behaves a certain way
Rhetoric/Rhetorical the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, which often involves appeals to logic (logos), character (ethos), or emotion (pathos), as well as figurative language and other compositional techniques
Style a particular way in which something is done, written, created, or performed; a particular form or design of something
Subjective/Subjectivity relating to the way a person experiences things in his or her own mind based on feelings or opinions rather than facts
Summarize/Summary using few words to give the most important information about something
Tone a quality, feeling, or attitude expressed by the words that someone uses in speaking or writing
Valid/Validity something or someone that is fair and reasonable, as in validity of evidence or an argument
Created by: jhanzal