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Command Words


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You should use the numbers
given in the question to work
out a numerical answer.

Always show your working.


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You need to describe the similarities
and/or differences between things, not just
write about one.

If you are asked to "compare x with y", you
need to write down something

about x and something about y, AND also
give a comparison.


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Your answer should be
written in the space provided,
e.g. on a diagram, in spaces
in a sentence or in a table.


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You should recall some facts, events or
process in an accurate way.

You may need to give an account of
what something looked like, or

what happened, e.g. a trend in some


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You should use information supplied or your own
knowledge and understanding to consider
the evidence for and against and draw conclusions.
For example, you may be given a passage to read
and told to "Evaluate the benefits of using system x
and system y".
This means they will need to…

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You should make something clear, or
state the reasons why something is

The points in the answer must be linked
coherently and should not be a simple
list of reasons.

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State, give, name
or write down

Only a short answer is required, not an explanation or
a description. Often it can be answered with a
single word, phrase or sentence.
If the question asks you to state, give, name or write
down one or two examples, you should write down…

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This term is used in questions where
you need to apply your knowledge and
understanding to a new situation.

Often there may be more than one
correct answer as you are expected to

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base your answers on scientific
knowledge and/or principles.


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