Primary Sources Firsthand records of events, theories, opinions, or actions.
Facts Information based on real, provable events, or situations
Opinions Beliefs based on personal judgments, rather than on indisputable facts
Biases Opinions or beliefs that affect a person’s ability to make fair, unclouded judgements or decisions.
Stereotypes Oversimplified opinions, that do not account for individual differences, abuot an entire group of people or things
Critical Reading A reading style in which the reader carefully analyzes the text, judging its credibility and the author’s intentions, rather than simply accepting the material as fact
Purpose AKA Main Reason for writing a particular piece
Narrative AKA Main Reason for writing a particular piece
Expository Introduces or explains a subject, gives groundwork information that is necessary for understanding later ideas, or analyzes information objectively
Technical Passes along precise infrmation, usually about a specific topic, and usually in a formal or semi-formal style
Persuasive Tries to get the reader to agree with the author
Topic Every written work has a topic
Topic Defined It’s the GENERAL subject matter covered by the work
Main Idea The work’s specific message and IS the REASON that the text was written
Supporting Details EXPLAIN the main idea
Themes Subjects that a written work frequently touches upon
Topic Sentences Experss the main point of a paragraph, or of a larger text structure (such as an essay or a book chapter)
USUALLY a paragraph starts with a? Topic Sentence
Summary Sentences Generally appear at, or near the END of a paragraph, chapterm section, or document
Logical Conclusions An IDEA that follows from the facts or ideas presented in the text (These do NOT need to be factual true)
Interferences A next step or logical conclusion that is NOT ACTUALLY written in the text, rather, it is deduced by the reader, based on infrmation that IS IN THE TEXT!
Historical Context The TIME and the PLACE in which the peice was written will influence the work in some way
Text Structure The way in which a given text is organized
PSequence The placing of related information in close proximity or by following a pre-established layout, such as presenting ideas as a bulleted or numbered list
Problem-Solution A style of structuring that presents the reader with a problem in one paragraph and a solution in the ent to draw the readers attention in
Cause-Effect Structure of text where the author presents an ACTION first, and then DESCRIBES the effects that may/will result from the action
Comparison-Contrast Author may present two different cases with the eintent of making the reader consider the two sides to the story
Description A type of text structure that almost NEVER appears with any special formattting (It usually just appears in the middle of a paragraph)
WHY would an Author choose to use a Description text structure? To describe or characterize a person, place, thing, or idea
Context Consits of surrounding words, sentences, or paragraphs that usually help to reveal the word’s meaning
What is the definition of Gregarious? Sociable
A man is putting a fence around his rectangular yard. His lot measures 13.5 Feet LONG and 47.75 Feet WIDE. The fencing comes in rolls that are 50 Feet long. Which of the following is the number of rolls of fencing the man will need to buy?

1,2,3, or 4?

3(You find this by adding up all 4 sides of the yeard: 13.5+13.5+47.75+47.75= 122.5 Feet)
Simplify the expression: 2 1/3 x 4 1/2 10 3/6 or 10 1/2   (2 1/3 x 4 1/2= 7/3 x 9/2= 63/6= 10 3/6 or 10 1/2)
Many buildings have a cornerstone that gives the date the building was completed. In Arabic numerals, which of the following dates is represented by MDCCCLIV? 1,854
A fence is being built to enclose a backyard. The yard is 150 feet WIDE by 325 feet LONG. The back of the house (325 Feet) will act as one side of the fence. Fencing sells for $13.00/foot. What will be the cost of the fence? $8,125.00 (Add the three sides of the backyard, 150+150+325= 625 feet. Multiply the feet by the cost per foot: 625x$13.00=$8,125.00)
A symphony has 125 musicians. Seventy-five of them are women. What is the ratio of the men to the total musicians in the symphony? (Total in symphony – women in symphony= men in symphony. So, 125-75/125= 50/125=2/5)

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