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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)

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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.

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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.

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What does comment on mean

Comment on means analyse (describe) data and then give conclusion.

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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.

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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

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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

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What does deduce mean

Deduce means draw conclusions from provided info (what detectives do)

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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.

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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.

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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

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What does explain mean

Explain means explanation requires a justification. Say why

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What is describing a function

Describing a function means describe what they do and how they do it.