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The art of expression creativity at work and the hidden secrets of the creative mind

The Art of Expression:Creativity at WorkandThe Hidden Secrets of the Creative Mind


1 emphasize s ed ing verb

1.)emphasize (-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: to give special importance to; to stress

  • Context: “Then you need to determine what the author emphasizes, or says is important, and remember that.”

  • Ex. 1.) Jamie likes to emphasize the good points in every situation. She likes to stress the silver lining in every dark cloud.

  • Your sentences:

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2 summarize s ed ing verb

2.)summarize (-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: to briefly give the main points, to sum up

  • Context: “The goal of determining importance as you read is to focus on important information…You summarize.”

  • Ex. 1.) After reading a chapter in Living up the Street, Ms. Morse might ask you to summarize the story and write what happened in your own words.

  • Your sentences:

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3 narrative adjective

3.) narrative adjective

  • Def: writing that tells a story

  • Context: “…narrative. It tells as story-a biography-of a real person.”

  • Ex. 1.) Living up the Street is a book of narrative writing by Gary Soto.

  • 2.) Your memory stories are great examples of narrative writing.

  • Your sentence:

  • 1.)

4 expository adjective


  • Def: writing that informs and explains

  • Context: “Because these sentences give facts and explain things, they are clues that the text is expository- or informative.”

  • Ex. 1.) When you write a biology report explaining how a cell works, you use expository writing.

  • Your sentence:

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5 autobiographical adjective


  • Def: writing having to do with one’s own life or experiences

  • Context:…the nonfiction piece is autobiographical-it tells about one person’s experience with the topic.”

  • Ex. 1.) Writing a book about your life is a great example of autobiographical writing.

  • Your sentence:

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6 career noun

6.) careernoun

  • Def: job occupation

  • Context: “ ‘Art’ is an elusive idea of a career for people young and old…”

  • Ex. 1.) When I was in college I decided to follow my dreams and work towards a teaching career.

  • 2.) My best friend would love a career in world of art. She loves to paint, draw, and sculpt.

  • Your sentences:

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7 collaborate s ed ing verb

7.)collaborate (-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: to work together with one or more people

  • Context: “Yet for the hundreds of public high school students who collaborate on projects at Artists for Humanity (AFH), art careers are becoming a thrilling reality.”

  • Ex. 1.) Students work in groups and collaborate on class assignments to make the work load a little bit easier.

  • Your sentences:

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8 expectations noun

8.) expectationsnoun

  • Def: beliefs about what will happen in the future

  • Context: “AFH is a study in attainable dreams: about what happens when high expectations for performance, discipline, and creativity meet the raw and eager energy of youth.”

  • Ex. 1.) If Ms. Morse’s students work hard, each and every one of them will have the ability to meet and exceed her expectations.

  • 2.) If you have high expectations, you expect something to turn out well.

  • Your sentences:

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9 commitment noun

9.) commitmentnoun

  • Def: dedication, determination

  • Context: “Mars expresses his commitment this way: ‘You’ve just got to give all your might and crate as much as you can.’”

  • Ex. 1.) Once you make a commitment to do something, you should put your whole heart into it and pursue that goal with 100% dedication.

  • 2.) Rian shows his commitment to school by coming early every day.

  • Your sentences:

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10 talent noun

10.) talentnoun

  • Def: ability or skill

  • Context: “It’s a talent that you have for yourself that you earn and you don’t have to give it to anyone.

  • Ex. 1.) Having a talent means showing special ability or skill.

  • 2.) Riley has amazing talent when it comes to riding horses.

  • 3.) Ricardo demonstrates his athletic talent on the soccer field.

  • Your sentences:

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11 transform s ing ed verb

11.)transform (-s, -ing, -ed) verb

  • Def: to change from one thing to another

  • Context: “The very building that houses the program is perhaps the most arresting example of Boston urban landscape transformed in the hands of Artists for Humanity.”

  • Ex. 1) Bumblebee can transform from a robot into a camaro.

  • 2.) Hunter transformed his sketch into a painting.

  • Your sentences:

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12 insight noun


  • Def: a special understanding about something

  • Context: “Many people believe creativity comes in a sudden moment of insight and that this “magical” burst of an idea is different…”

  • Ex. 1.) The instruction sheet gave me insight into how to use the machine.

  • 2.) My sister, who just returned from her first year in college, gave me insight into what to expect in college classes.

  • Your sentences:1.)

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13 evaluate s ed ing verb

13.) evaluate (-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: to decide how good or valuable something is

  • Context: “The trick is to evaluate them and purge the bad ones.”

  • Ex. 1.) When you evaluate something, you decide how good or valuable it is.

  • 2.) Ms. Morse will evaluate your essay and then give you a final grade.

  • 3.) Darren, the judge, listened to the prosecution’s and the defense’s claims and comments, and evaluated the situation from both sides before making a decision on what to do.

  • Your sentences:

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14 utilize s ed ing verb

14.) utilize (-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: To put to use, especially to find a profitable or practical use for.

  • Synonyms: use, employ

  • Context: “The EpiCenter utilizes solar panels, rainwater collection, and recycled materials.”

  • Ex.1 ) Celia and Jermiah utilize their brains in class whenever they complete an assignment.

  • 2.) All students should utilize the after school ASSETS program to get some extra tutoring help or try a new and exciting enrichment class, like culinary arts!

  • Your sentences:

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15 depict s ed ing verb

15.)depict(-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: to show or represent something

  • Synonyms: show, portray

  • Context: “…students welded larger-than-life steel human figures in clothes depicting the history of black fashion.”

  • Ex. 1.) Yaquelin depicted her ceramic's sculpture by drawing it on the board, so the class could see what it would look like when it was done.

  • 2.) Ms. Morse depicts what a complete sentence should look like by writing it on the overhead.

  • Your sentence:

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16 enhance s ed ing verb

16.) enhance (-s, -ed, -ing)verb

  • Def: to improve something, to make something better

  • Context: “…he suggests ways in which we can enhance our creativity…”

  • Ex. 1.) If you want to enhance your grades, you must study, study, study!!!

  • 2.) Cadu practices everyday after school and on weekends to enhance his football skills.

  • Your sentences:

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