Give reasons for; explain why something happens.
Examine in very close detail; identify important points & chief features.
Identify & write about the main issues, giving your reactions based upon what you have studied. Avoid purely personal opinion.
Examine two or more things and pick out similarities. Indicate the relevance or consequences of these similarities.
Give opinions in relation to given information.
Examine two or more things, and pick out differences. Indicate whether the differences are significant. If appropriate, give reasons why one may be preferable.
Weigh arguments for & against something, assessing the strength of the evidence on both sides. Use criteria to guide your assessment of which opinions, theories, models or items are preferable.
Make judgements; usually also give detail to support your views.
Consider both sides of the question and come to a conclusion.
Give the exact meaning, or precise limits of the topic. Where relevant, show that you understand why the definition may be problematic
Give a detailed account of characteristics, qualities, features etc or outline the main events.
Consider both sides of an issue; write about the most important aspects of; maybe compare/contrast or give arguments for & against.
Bring out the differences between two (possible confusable items).
List several ideas, aspects, reasons, qualities.
Make an idea clear; show logical development with reasons, why something is the way it is.
Assess the worth, importance or usefulness of something, using evidence. There will probably be cases to be made both for & against.
Put the subject ‘under the microscope’, looking at it in detail. If appropriate, ‘critically evaluate’ it as well.
Make something clear & explicit, giving examples or evidence.
Give the meaning & relevance of data or other material presented.
Give evidence which supports an argument or idea; show why a decision or conclusions were made, considering objections that others might take.
Concentrate on saying what happened, telling it as a story.
Give only the main points, showing the main structure i.e. an over-view of the subject.
Support fully with facts.
Show similarities & connections between two or more things.
Go back over earlier points briefly.
Give main ideas briefly.
Give the main features, in very clear English (almost like a simple list but written in full sentences).
Draw out the main points only (see ‘outline’), omitting details or examples.
TO WHAT EXTENT:
Consider how far something is true, or contributes to a final outcome. Consider also ways in which the proposition is not true. (The answer is usually somewhere between ‘completely’ & ‘not at all’).
Follow the order of different stages in an event or process.