Many times we fail to answer questions rightly simply because we don’t know what the procedural words require.
1) Account for:
Give a good explanation of something and evaluate (possible) causes/reasons.
Examine the topic by dividing it into parts and looking at each part in detail; form judgments about each element and the whole.
Provide reasons for and /or against something, in an appropriate order, citing evidence, which may be other people’s research, or kinds of facts/information.
Judge the significance of something, referring to the special knowledge of experts wherever possible (that is referring to/quoting from other people’s work).
5) Comment on:
Give your own opinion about something, supported by reasons and evidence.
Examine one thing in relation to something else, to emphasize points of difference or similarity.
Explore the differences between two things.
Give your judgments about the good and/or bad qualities of theories/opinions supporting your decisions with reasons and evidence.
Explain the exact meaning of a word or phrase.
Give a full account or detailed representation of something.
Consider something by writing about it from different points of view with supporting evidence.
List and mention items separately in number order.
Calculate the value/effectiveness of a theory/decision/object, including your own opinion, and supporting each point with evidence.
Give reasons for or account for something, so it is clear/easy to understand.
Use examples or diagrams to explain something.
Give your own opinion of the significance of something (give reasons/evidence wherever possible).
Give good reasons for decisions or conclusions, perhaps by referring to other texts.
Give the main features, facts, or general idea of something, omitting minor details.
Show something is accurate/true/valid by using facts, documents and/other information to build your case.
Show how apparently conflicting things can appear similar or compatible.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
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