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In terms of the larger model, all skills represented in Overview Table 3 are rethinking skills. However, those in the first column represent strategies that support the process of enriching one's understanding of the text, and the strategies in the second column represent strategies that support the process of conceptualizing what one wants to say.

Overview Table 3. Conceptual Strategy Families

Types of cognitive process
Focus of strategy
Enrichment
(focused interpretation)
Conceptualization
Representation
Self-Explanation
Exposition
(concept mapping)

Elaboration
Clarification
Inquiry
(guiding questions)

Analysis and synthesis
Appropriation
Research Synthesis
Evaluation
Hypothesis Testing
Argument Building




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