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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