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MYP COMMAND TERMS

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Analyse
Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure. To identify parts and relationships, and to interpret information to reach conclusions.
Annotate
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph.
Apply
Use knowledge and understanding in response to a given situation or real circumstances.
Appraise
Evaluate, judge or consider text or a piece of work.
Argue
Challenge or debate an issue or idea with the purpose of persuading or committing someone else to a particular stance or action.
Calculate
Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working.
Classify
Arrange or order by class or category.
Comment
Give a judgement based on a given statement or result of a calculation.
Compare
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 the similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Construct
Develop information in a diagrammatic or logical form.
Contrast
Give an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Deduce
Reach a conclusion from the information given.
Define
Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
Demonstrate
Prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence, illustrating with examples or practical application.
Derive
Manipulate a mathematical relationship to give a new equation or relationship.
Describe
Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.
Design
Produce a plan, simulation or model.
Determine
Obtain the only possible answer.
Discuss
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.
Distinguish
Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.
Document
Credit sources of information used by referencing (or citing) following one recognised referencing system. References should be included in the text and also at the end of the piece of work in a reference list or bibliography.
Estimate
Find an approximate value for an unknown quantity.
Evaluate
Assess the implications and limitations; make judgments about the ideas, works, solutions or methods in relation to selected criteria.
Examine
Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.
Exemplify
Represent with an example.
Explain
Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
Explain fully
Give a fully detailed account including reasons or causes.
Explore
Undertake a systematic process of discovery.
Formulate
Express precisely and systematically the relevant concept(s) or argument(s).
Identify
Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognise and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature.
Infer
Deduce; reason from premises to a conclusion. Listen or read beyond what has been literally expressed.
Interpret
Use knowledge and understanding to recognise trends and draw conclusions from given information.
Investigate
Observe, study, or make a detailed and systematic examination, in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Justify
Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
Label
Add title, labels or brief explanation(s) to a diagram or graph.
List
Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.
Measure
Find the value for a quantity.
Outline
Give a brief account.
Predict
Give an expected result of an upcoming action or event.
Present
Offer for display, observation, examination or consideration.
Prove
Use a sequence of logical steps to obtain the required result in a formal way.
Recall
Remember or recognise from prior learning experiences.
Reflect
Think about deeply; consider.
Recognise
Identify through patterns or features.
Show
Give the steps in a calculation or derivation.
Sketch
Represent by means of a diagram or graph (labelled as appropriate). The sketch should give a general idea of the required shape or relationship, and should include relevant features.
Solve
Obtain the answer(s) using appropriate methods.
State
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Suggest
Propose a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer.
Summarise
Abstract a general theme or major point(s).
Synthesize
Combine different ideas in order to create new understanding.
Use
Apply knowledge or rules to put theory into practice.