14 terms

IB Command Terms

The Command Terms for IB.
STUDY
PLAY
account for
Asks candidates to explain a particular happening or outcome.
analyze
Ask candidates to respond with a closely argued and detailed examination of perspective or development.
assess
Asks to measure and judge the merits and quality of an argument or concept.
compare
Asks to describe two situations and present the similarities and differences between them
define
Asks to give a clear and precise account of a given word or term
describe
Asks to give a portrayal of a given situation. It is a neutral request to present a detailed picture of a situation
discuss/consider
Asks to consider a statement or to offer a considered review or balanced discussion of a particular topic.
distinguish
asks to demonstrate a clear understanding of similar terms.
evaluate
Asks to make an appraisal of the argument or concept under investigation in the discussion/weight the nature of the evidence/identify and discuss convincing aspects/limitations and implications
examine
Asks to investigate an argument or concept and present your own analysis. approach in critical and detailed way.
explain
Asks to describe clearly, make intelligible and give reasons for a concept, process, relationship or development
identify
Asks to recognize one or more component parts or processes
outline
asks to write a brief summary of the major aspects of the issue ,principle, or approach or argument
to what extent
asks to evaluate the success or otherwise of one argument or concept over another.
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