IB Geography Command Terms
Terms in this set (24)
Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
Give a detailed account.
Obtain the only possible answer.
Obtain an approximate value.
Provide an answer from a number of possibilities.
Give a brief account or summary.
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Arrange or order by class or category.
Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.
Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.
Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
Propose a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer.
Give an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Compare and contrast
Give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Give an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.
Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.
Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.
Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
To what extent
Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with empirical evidence and sound argument.
Add labels to a diagram
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph.
Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form.
Represent by means of a labelled, accurate diagram or graph, using a pencil. A ruler should be used for straight lines. Diagrams should be drawn to scale. Graphs should have points correctly plotted (if appropriate) and joined in a straight line or smooth curve.