30 terms

IB Biology Command Terms

terms used in assessment statements for IB Biology
STUDY
PLAY
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