90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars.Recognize that your instructor has a reason for giving you this assignment and for giving it to you at a particular point in the semester.
If you still aren’t sure of the assignment’s goals, try asking the instructor.
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Key Terms: Finding Those Active Verbs Here are some common key words and definitions to help you think about assignment terms: Information words Ask you to demonstrate what you know about the subject, such as who, what, when, where, how, and why.
Interpretation words Ask you to defend ideas of your own about the subject.
Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that American definition and synonyms of assignment from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.
This is the American English definition of assignment.
This challenge could be anything from demonstrating an ability to think clearly to demonstrating an ability to use the library.
See the assignment not as a vague suggestion of what to do but as an opportunity to show that you can handle the course material as directed.
Is it to take material I have been learning in class and apply it to a new situation? Key words from the assignment can help you figure this out.
Look for key terms in the form of active verbs that tell you what to do.