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Review Your Jargon

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    Now that you've finished reading, review the list of unusual words or "jargon" that you've found. 

    Remember that jargon is just specialized language that is specific to a particular field.  For example, in teaching, the terms “standardized testing," "differentiation," and "assessment” are all jargon for particular things that are important in the world of education. 

    It's important to think about the jargon terms in particular fields and learn to use those terms as you learn more about that topic.  The types of jargon terms you find in your book will vary depending on the book.  If you're reading about politics, they'll be politics and government terms.  If you're reading about mountain climbing, they'll be climbing jargon.  If you're reading about a chef, it'll be cooking jargon.  It will vary by book.  

    Here's another resource for understanding jargon.

    In the discussion on the next page, you'll share one of these words and offer explanation.