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power verbs

interpret explain the meaning; make clear
analyze break apart, study the pieces
evaluate judge consider
summarize sum it up; give a short version
explain make clear; put it in your own words
synthesizing take pieces to make whole
justify give good reason; defend
establish state point in a firm and lasting position
examine look at; inspect
describe tell about; explain
purpose specific reasons for writing or speaking
audience specific person or group of people the writer is trying to convince
claim an assertion of something as true, real or factual
evidence knowledge or data on which to base belief, used to prove truth or falsehood
reasoning logical conclusions, judgments or inferences based on evidence
counterclaim ( concession/refutation) a claim based on knowledge of the other side of a controversial issue used to demonstrate understanding of the audience, expertise in the subject and credibility.
Created by: rlshinko