IB 20th Essay Terms

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Analyze

to break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure

Compare

to give an account of the similarities between two or more items or situations, referring to all of them throughout

Compare and Contrast

to give an account of similarities and differences between two or more items or situations, referring to all of them throughout

Contrast

to given an account of the differences between two or more items or situations, referring to all of them throughout

Define

to give precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept, or physical quantity

Describe

to give a detailed account

Discuss

to offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors, or hypotheses

Distinguish

to make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items

Evaluate

to make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations

Examine

to consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue

Explain

to give a detailed account including reasons or causes

Identify

to provide an answer for a number of possibilities

Justify

to give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion

To what extent

to consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept

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