Actual meaning: Break into separate parts and discuss, examine, or interpret each part
Key tips: Give reasons for the current situation or what has happened.
Actual meaning: To put into action pertinently and/or relevantly
Key tips: Properly apply the scenario/case.
Actual meaning: To judge the worth, importance, evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance
Key tips: Determine the strengths/weaknesses/importance/ significance/ability to contribute.
Actual meaning: To ascertain by computation, to make an estimate of; evaluate, to perform a mathematical process
Key tips: Provide description along with numerical calculations.
Actual meaning: To remark or express an opinion
Key tips: Your answer should include an explanation, illustration or criticism.
Actual meaning: Examine two or more things to identify similarities and differences
Key tips: Clearly explain the resemblances or differences.
Actual meaning: The result or outcome of an act or process or event, final arrangement or settlement Key tips: End your answer well, with a clear decision.
Actual meaning: Present the weaknesses/problems; evaluate comparative worth. Don’t explain the situation. Instead, analyse it
Key tips: Criticism often involves analysis.
Actual meaning: Give the meaning; usually a meaning specific to the course or subject
Key tips: Explain the exact meaning because usually definitions are short.
Actual meaning: Give a detailed account or key features. List characteristics, qualities and parts
Key tips: Make a picture with words; identification is not sufficient.
Actual meaning: Consider and debate/argue about the pros and cons of an issue. Examine in detail by using arguments in favour or against
Key tips: Write about any conflict, compare and contrast.
Actual meaning: Determine the scenario in the light of the arguments for and against
Key tips: Mention evidence/case/point/issue to support evaluation.
Actual meaning: Make an idea clear. Show logically how a concept is developed. Give the reason for an event
Key tips: Don’t just provide a list of points, add in some explanation of the points you’re discussing.
Actual meaning: Give concrete examples. Explain clearly by using comparisons or examples
Key tips: Add in some description.
Actual meaning: Comment on, give examples, describe relationships
Key tips: Include explanation and evaluation.
Actual meaning: List several ideas, aspects, events, things, qualities, reasons, etc
Key tips: Don’t discuss, just make a list.
Actual meaning: Describe main ideas, characteristics, or events
Key tips: Briefly explain the highlighted points.
Actual meaning: Set out a response using an appropriate format
Key tips: The format of your answer should suit the document you’re preparing.
Actual meaning: Advise the appropriate actions to pursue in terms the recipient will understand
Key tips: Give advice or counsel.
Actual meaning: Show the connections between ideas or events
Key tips: Relate to real time examples.
Actual meaning: Explain precisely
Key tips: Focus on the exact point.
Actual meaning: Give a brief, condensed account. Include conclusions. Avoid unnecessary details
Key tips: Remember to conclude your explanation.