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Have you ever wondered what the teacher or tutor means when he asks you to compare and contrast? To write a narrative? To illustrate your points using specific examples?

Use the menu below to explore some strategies for responding to some key words that are found in many writing assignments.

"Workout" indicates a link to more extensive information and activities on the corresponding key word.

Agree/Disagree
Analyze
Cause and Effect
Classify
Compare and Contrast    |    Workout
Criticize
Describe
Discuss
Evaluate
Examples
Explain
Explicate
Illustrate
Interpret
Narrate
Paraphrase
Quote
Reflect
Respond
State
Summarize
Trace


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