Freshman English-Spring 2015

(taken from Common Core Informative Writing Rubric)

1. Address (verb): speak to (typically in a formal way); direct efforts or attention

2. Anticipate (verb): expect; deal with in advance; prepare for

3. Claim (noun): an assertion; a demand; a declaration

4. Clarify (verb): clearly explain; free of confusion

5. Clause (noun): a group of words containing a subject and a verb (Here's an independent clause example: I dislike rude individuals. Here's a dependent clause example: because she smiled at him)

6. Cohesion (noun): unity; the act or state of sticking together; union

7. Compelling (adjective): convincing; demanding attention

8. Complexity (noun): the state of being complicated; difficulty; intricacy; the state of having many details

9. Concepts (noun): ideas; inventions; plans

10. Concrete (adjective): specific; real; solid; substantial

11. Consistently (adverb): happening the same for a long time; agreeable

12. Demonstrate (verb): clearly show by giving proof or evidence

13. Discipline (noun): field of study; branch of knowledge

14. Engaging (adjective): agreeable; attractive; appealing

15. Illustrate (verb): explain or make clear by using examples; serve as an example

16. Implications (noun): suggestion; conclusion that can be drawn from something

17. Inaccuracy (noun): error; mistake

18. Insight (noun): a deep understanding

19. Intentionally (adverb): on purpose; knowingly

20. Mechanics (noun): procedures; techniques

21. Merely (adverb): only; just; purely

22. Objective (noun): plan; goal; intention

23. Precise (adjective): exact; accurate; careful

24. Relevant (adjective): appropriate; connected; on-topic

25. Significant (adjective): important; worthy of attention

26. Sophisticated (adjective): advanced; highly experienced or knowledgeable

27. Standard (noun): a level of quality or achievement

28. Strategically (adverb): involving a plan or method to achieve a goal

29. Transition (noun): a change or shift

30. Unidentifiable (adjective): unable to be recognized or known

31. Usage (noun): the way in which a word or phrase is correctly used; a habitual practice