terms used in assessment statements for IB Biology

define
give the precise meaning of a word, phrase or physical quantity

draw
represent by means of pencil lines

label
add labels to a diagram

list
give a sequence of names or other brief answers with no explanation

measure
find the value of a quantity

state
give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation

annotate
add brief notes to a diagram or graph

apply
use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in a new situation

calculate
find a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working (unless instructed not to do so)

describe
give a detailed account

distinguish
give the differences between two or more different items

estimate
find an approximate value for an unknown quantity

identify
find an answer from a given number of possibilities

outline
give a brief account or summary

analyse
interpret data to reach conclusions

comment
give a judgment based on a given statement or result of a calculation

compare
give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items, referring to both (all) of them throughout

construct
represent or develop in graphical form

deduce
reach a conclusion from the information given

derive
manipulate a mathematical relationship(s) to give a new equation or relationship

design
produce a plan, simulation or model

detemine
find the only possible answer

discuss
give an account including, where possible, a range of arguments for and against the relative importance of various factors, or comparisons of alternative hypotheses

evaluate
assess the implications and limitations

explain
give a detailed account of causes, reasons or mechanisms

predict
give an expected result

show
give the steps in a calculation or derivation

sketch
represent by means of a graph showing a line and labeled but unscaled axes but with important features clearly indicated

solve
obtain an answer using algebraic and/or numerical methods

suggest
propose a hypothesis or other possible answer