# Command Words Flashcards

1
Q

A

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

2
Q

Give/state/name

A

Recall one or more pieces of information

3
Q

Draw

A

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

4
Q

Write

A

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

5
Q

Plot

A

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.

6
Q

Sketch

A

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

7
Q

Complete

A

Add values to a table or diagram

8
Q

Estimate

A

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

9
Q

Identify

A

Choose key details from information given in the question.

10
Q

Calculate

A

11
Q

Show that

A

Prove the statement in the question is right.

12
Q

Determine

A

Use information in the question and give a numerical answer.

13
Q

Deduce

A

Come to a decision based on information in the question.

14
Q

Explain

A

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

15
Q

State and explain

A

Make a point and link ideas to justify that point.

16
Q

Comment on

A

Look at data or information and decide what it shows.

17
Q

Compare and contrast

A

Give similarities and differences between several things, not just one.

18
Q

Predict

A

Say what you think will happen based on what you know

19
Q

Discuss

A

Pick out the situation or argument in the question, explore all aspects of it, investigate it with reasoning or making an argument.

20
Q

Justify

A

Give information to support an answer

21
Q

Assess

A

Read the information in the question carefully and pick out the most important parts to help you answer the question or come to a conclusion.

22
Q

Evaluate

A

Look at the information in the question and bring it together to make a decision and come to a conclusion with evidence from the question.

23
Q

Devise

A

Plan a method or experiment using your knowledge

24
Q

Suggest

A

Always used with another command word e.g. Suggest an explanation. Suggest tells you that you need to apply your knowledge to a new situation, and in this case to give a possible explanation.