Exam Jargon

This consists of the command words that commonly used in exams and definations that help explain what they require of you.

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Exam Jargon ­ the terminology that you will need to know
Describe
Put into words a situation or concept possibly with
appropriate examples
Give reasons
List specific factual points
Identify
Extract factual information, must be specific
Explain
Give some reasons why
Analyse
Identify information or points and comprehensively explain it
giving the pros and cons
Evaluate
Measure something, weigh it up and give the associated
benefits and problems come to a conclusion.
Promote
Make it better or more obvious
Support
Help someone
Review
Identify information and explain the effects or consequences
Outline key features ­ usually of a piece of legislation
What are the main features of the legislation and where does
it apply

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