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Jargon Definition and Literary Language

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    As you read, you collected a list of unusual terms in your book and marked the pages where they are used. 

    Now it's time to work with the jargon. Assignments 7.32 and 7.33 in this session involve working with jargon. You'll create a list of at least ten “jargon” terms that you’ve learned in reading this book.  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.

    You have chosen at least ten jargon terms from your book.  Also include a quotation where the term is used and a definition for each term -- so MARK THESE AS YOU READ. There's a template below that you may use if you like.

    Your jargon dictionary will be worth 40 points.