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Core Functions for College Writing Assignments

Core Functions for College Writing Assignments

Verb General meaning Discipline‐Specific Applications
Summarize To develop a personal reaction.  
Respond To develop a personal reaction.  
Analyze  To break down into parts.  To discuss the parts, and their relationships.  
Synthesize To combine separate items into a new coherent whole.  
Evaluate To judge quality or worth based on criteria shared with an audience.  
Argue To advocate or defend a position or point of view.  

 

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