Biology HL command terms

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Define
Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity
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Draw
Represent by means of a labelled, accurate diagram/graph, using a pencil. A ruler should be used for straight lines. Diagrams drawn to scale. Graphs should have correctly plotted points if appropriate, and joined in a straight line/smooth curve
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Label
Add labels to a diagram
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List
Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation
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Measure
Obtain a value for a quantity
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State
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation
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Annotate
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph
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Calculate
Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working (unless instructed not to do so)
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Describe
Give a detailed account
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Distinguish
Make clear the differences between 2 or more concepts or items
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Estimate
Obtain an approximate value
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Identify
Provide an answer from a number of possibilities
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Outline
Give a brief account or summary
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Analyse
Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure
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Comment
Give a judgement based on a given statement or result of a calculation
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Compare
Give an account of the similarities between two or more items or situations, referring to both, or all of them throughout
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Compare and contrast
Give an account of the similarities and differences between two or more items or situations, referring to both, or all of them throughout
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Construct
Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form
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Deduce
Reach a conclusion from the information given
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Design
Produce a plan, simulation or model
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Determine
Obtain the only possible answer
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Discuss
Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors, or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.
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Evaluate
Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations
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Explain
Give a detailed account including reasons or causes
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Predict
Give an expected result
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Sketch
Represent by means of a diagram or graph (labelled as appropriate). The sketch should give a general idea of the required shape or relationship, and should include relevant features
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Suggest
Propose a solution, hypothesis, or other possible answer
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Card 2

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Represent by means of a labelled, accurate diagram/graph, using a pencil. A ruler should be used for straight lines. Diagrams drawn to scale. Graphs should have correctly plotted points if appropriate, and joined in a straight line/smooth curve

Back

Draw

Card 3

Front

Add labels to a diagram

Back

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Card 4

Front

Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation

Back

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Card 5

Front

Obtain a value for a quantity

Back

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