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Using Context Clues to Interpret Flashcards

Using Context Clues to Interpret Flashcards
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Context
In literature, this term relates to the all the other words or sentences that encompass a given term. It can provide information about the word and may help you determine what a new word means.
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Word Structure

The way that words are put together from smaller parts that have distinct meanings

Understanding how this works can help you interpret new words.

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Context Clues
Hints in the sentences surrounding a word that you don't know that may allow you to understand what the word means, though they don't usually give you an exact definition.
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Prior Knowledge

Information that we've already absorbed

This can give us clues about the historical context of a work and how it relates to other pieces of literature.

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Flashcard Content Overview

The flashcards contained in this set give you the opportunity to focus on the importance of context in understanding new words. You can consider the use of context clues. You'll also be able to go over the use of in-text definitions and examples. Methods to determine meanings that involve substitution and the use of antonyms and synonyms will also be discussed. Furthermore, these cards can help you review the benefit of looking at a word's structure and drawing on your previous knowledge to find the meaning of unknown words.

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Prior Knowledge

Information that we've already absorbed

This can give us clues about the historical context of a work and how it relates to other pieces of literature.

Context Clues
Hints in the sentences surrounding a word that you don't know that may allow you to understand what the word means, though they don't usually give you an exact definition.
Word Structure

The way that words are put together from smaller parts that have distinct meanings

Understanding how this works can help you interpret new words.

Context
In literature, this term relates to the all the other words or sentences that encompass a given term. It can provide information about the word and may help you determine what a new word means.
Context: Using Definitions
Sometimes sentences provide you with this as an aid to determine word meaning. You should see if the sentence restates the term in any way to find out if this has occurred.
Context: Using Examples
In this type of context, you can find the meaning of a word because the sentence itself provides you with an instance of how the word is used or what it relates to.
Context: Using Synonyms / Antonyms
To determine word meaning in this way, you try to find out if there are any words with the same meaning or the opposite meaning compared to the word you don't know within the section of text.
Context: Using Substitution
You can find word meaning in this way by replacing the word you don't know with a word you do know to see if the new word makes sense in the sentence. If it fits, the meanings may be similar.

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