Lexicon

A-C

Analysis: detailed study of an object.

Appropriation: using something as if it was created by you.

Critical Thinking: is the act of objectively weighing information and evidence surrounding an issue in order to form an independent opinion or conclusion. Critical thinkers consider the context and reasons behind the information and are skilled at drawing connections between ideas. 

Close Reading: close reading, a path to critical thinking, is also called efferent reading. 

Curate: usually seen as keeping up organization with something in a collection.

 

D-K

Digital Literacy: the ability to use technology and understand what you’re doing in its completeness.

Evocativeto bring vivid memories or feelings.

Hyperliterateutilizing words in different aspects such as symbolic language and written text, instead of pictures, as pictures are seen as giving quick information.

Knowledge of Conventions: knowledge of rules and guidelines some that adhere to tradition while others don’t, while structuring the readers’ and writers’ view of what is accurate and suitable.

 

L-P

Lexicona vocabulary list.

Material Culture: any physical object people use to define their culture, e.g. a flag.

Parody: usually a mockery of an original work.

Prownian Analysis: a method of how to correctly examine an object to be able to describe it vividly.

Pre-literate: utilizing pictures, symbols and figures as that culture has not began implying writing, e.g. a toddler.

 

R-V

Rhetorical Knowledge: to understand the context that is being read based on an analysis of purpose.

Thick Description: a evocative description of not only the item itself but the context of the item as well.

Vivid: well detailed account of something, that brings images to mind.