# Command Words Flashcards

Add/label

Show information or name something on a graph, diagram or table.

Give/state/name

Recall one or more pieces of information

Draw

Produce a diagram with or without a ruler. Simple line diagrams for scientific equipment and circuit symbols for a circuit diagram.

Write

When the questions ask for an equation e.g. a balanced symbol equation

Plot

Mark points on a graph accurately using the information and the grid in the question. Label axes and use a suitable scale if not given in the question.

Sketch

Produce a drawing without a ruler e.g. sketch a rough graph with axes and a line.

Complete

Add values to a table or diagram

Estimate

Find a rough number or amount from the information given in the question.

Identify

Choose key details from information given in the question.

Calculate

Work out your answer using the numbers in the question, include units in your answer.

Show that

Prove the statement in the question is right.

Determine

Use information in the question and give a numerical answer.

Deduce

Come to a decision based on information in the question.

Explain

Say how or why something happens, ‘because’ will be an important part of your answer.

State and explain

Make a point and link ideas to justify that point.