Figure out using information in the text (problems, words, etc); Also, decide based on facts and logical reasoning.
EX: Determine why an author chooses certain words
Determine the answer to this problem
Reliable or trustworthy
Ask: can I trust the information: Is it accurate? Does the information make sense? Is it logical? Is the author identified? Is he/she an expert? If not, then maybe the article /argument is not credible.
State details and specific information: give examples (hint: "show, don't tell")
EX: Describe an ideal vacation
The tone of this passage is best described as.....
Break apart the information, study the pieces, and figure out how the parts are related; investigate connections between pieces of information......
EX: Analyze the 2 positions presented in this article
Analyze the author's credibility
To judge, figure out, or decide on the importance or quality of information of the problem(s), text, article, etc.
Evaluate the given choices OR Evaluate the evidence
to make information clear and understandable using details of who, what, where, and when to show why and how
to show a connection----as in explain the effects of pollultion on condor nesting grounds.
To give additional relevant and detailed information and/or specifics;
to expand with examples such as imagery,
to explain thoroughly.
Prejudice with regard to ideas
Ask: does the author/narrator have a certain preference or position?
does the author have something to gain?
is the author partial to on e side of the argument?
does s/he unfairly reject others' ideas/opinions?
If YES, the n the article may be biased
Provide/give the meaning of details in the test: offer an explanation which are often the answers to the question---why
EX: Interpret the date in the graph
Interpret your answer
Give proof of your knowledge and understanding; make the reader aware
EX: INform the reader about your choice
Use logic and reason to make a conclusion based upon the evidence/details in the text
"Read between the lines"
Use clues in the text to solve the puzzle
Use what you know to reason an answer
Make an answer clear and understandable by using examples.
To defend or prove your point
make the problem, information, and/or argument valid, right, correct
Does the author justify his/her position
To convince someone to think, believe, or act in a certain way.....
To persuade your reader with logical arguments
The purpose of the article is to: (a) persuade (b) inform (c)entertain
Name or state directly as in identify the main idea
To make the information more clear and understandable or simplify
As in which statement needs more clarification:
The author clarifies his ideas using which literacy device?
Emphasize or point out the most important points
Give examples, back up with specifics
COMPARE and CONTRAST
State how items are the SAME and also DIFFERENT
A logical and reasonable statement based on information.
Look at the information/evidence
Make an educated guess based on information in the text. Ask, what is likely to happen next.
Form or create
Put in chronological order
Follow order of events or ideas