12 Powerful Words

These 12 Powerful Words are called "College Words" because knowing these words can increase your child's chances of getting into college!

Student Friendly Phrases
1. Trace


List in steps

2. Analyze
Break apart
3. Infer Read between the lines
4. Evaluate Judge
5. Formulate Create
6. Describe Tell all about
7. Support Back up with details
8. Explain Tell how


9. Summarize

Give the short version
10. Compare The ways they are alike
11. Contrast The ways they are different
12. Predict What will happen next

 -12 Powerful Words by, Larry Bell