Command Words

Account for
Give reasons for
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Analyse
Break up into parts
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Assess
State how important or successful something is
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Clarify
Simplify and make clear
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Comment on
Make remarks about, give a point of view, how true is it?
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Compare
Look for similarities
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Contrast
Look for differences
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Criticise
Give judgement about the merit of theories of opinion or truth of facts.
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Define
Set down precise meaning of a word of phrase
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Demonstrate
Show how, prove with examples
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Differentiate
Look for differences between
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Discuss
Investigate or examine by argument
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Distinguish between
Look for differences between
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Evaluate
Weigh up and judge the merits, giving evidence
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Examine
Look closely at
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Explain
Make plain, give reasons for
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Illustrate
Explain and give examples
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Outline
Give the main features, emphasise structure and organisation
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Realate
Narrate, show how things are in relation with each other
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State
Present a brief and clear format
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Summarise
Give a concise account of the key points, omitting the details
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Trace
Follow the development from some point of origin
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Explore
Look into closely
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Synthesise
Present your own interpretation of the subject in a way that brings information together
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Card 2

Front

Break up into parts

Back

Analyse

Card 3

Front

State how important or successful something is

Back

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Card 4

Front

Simplify and make clear

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Make remarks about, give a point of view, how true is it?

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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