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8 major OGT verbs & their definitions

Compare

show both similarities and differences

Contrast

compare by showing only differences

Criticize

Give your reasoned opinion of something, illustrating its good and bad points.

Define

Give the memorized definition of something; tell what it is and what it is not

Describe

Write a detailed account or create a verbal picture in a logical sequence or story form

Explain

Give reasons for

List

Produce a list of words, sentences, or comments

Discuss

Describe, giving the details and explaining the pros and cons of the subject

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