Flashcards in Command Words Deck (13)
What does analyse data to mean
Analyse data means they want to describe trends, then evaluate/explain/draw conclusions from data. (Depending on command word after)
What does assess mean
Assess means give careful consideration to all factors or events that apply and identify which are most important/relevant. Make a judgement on importance of something.
How many decimal places should your answer be (with the command word calculate)
Your answer should be the same number of decimal places as in original data.
What does comment on mean
Comment on means analyse (describe) data and then give conclusion.
What does criticise mean
Criticise means to inspect a set of data, experimental plan or scientific statement and consider the elements. Look at merits and faults of info presented and support judgements by giving evidence.
Example of criticism
Example of criticism is if a student has written a conclusion from an investigation, you would be identifying which parts are supported by data and which parts are not, quoting data/evidence
What does determine mean
Determine means answer must have a quantitative element from info provided, do a sum. When reading off a graph you MUST draw lines with a ruler to axes
What does deduce mean
Deduce means draw conclusions from provided info (what detectives do)
What does describe mean?
Describe means to give an account, no justification needed. Or if question says analyse, then describe, no figures needed, description of what you see.
What does discuss mean
Discuss means identify issue/argument that is being assessed within question.
Explore all aspects of an issue/argument and investigate issue (say why)
Highlight key words in question to help identification.
Analyse (describe) each piece of evidence given
Include summary sentence that exactly answers what question asks.
What does evaluation mean
Evaluation means review info then bring it to a conclusion.
A and E, for each piece of evidence (table/graph) you are given write description and then an explanation, then use this to come to a conclusion
What does explain mean
Explain means explanation requires a justification. Say why