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What does calculate mean?

Calculate means that students should use numbers given in the question to work out the answer.

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Define Choose.

Choose means that you can select something from a range of alternatives.

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Explain Compare.

Compare means that this requires the student to describe the similarities and/ or differences between things, not just write about one.

4

Give me the definition of Complete.

Complete means answers should be written in the space provided, for example on a diagram, in spaces, in a sentence, or in a table.

5

Explain Define.

Define means specify the meaning of something.

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What does describe mean?

Describe means that students may be asked to recall some facts, events or process in an accurate way.

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Define Design

Design means set out how something will be done.

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Explain Determine

Determine means use given data or information to obtain and answer.

9

Define Draw.

Draw means that you produce, or add to, a digram

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Give me the meaning of Estimate.

Estimate means you assign an approximate value.

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What does Evaluate mean?

Evaluate means that students should use the information supplied, as well as their knowledge and understanding, to consider evidence for and against.

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Define Explain

Explain means that students should make something clear, or state the reasons for something happening.

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Give me the definition of Give.

Give means that only a short answer is required, not an explanation or a description.

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Explain Identify

Identify means name or otherwise characterise.

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What does Measure mean?

Measure means find an item of data for a given quantity.

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Define name

Name means only a short answer is required, not an explanation or description. Often it can be answered with a single word, phrase or sentence.

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Explain Plan

Plan means write a method.

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Give me the meaning of plot

Plot means you mark on a graph using data given

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Define Predict

Predict means give a plausible outcome.

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Explain Show

Show means provide structured evidence to reach a conclusion

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What does Sketch mean?

Sketch means draw approximately.

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Define Suggest

Suggest is the term used in questions where students need to apply their knowledge and understanding to a new situation.

23

Explain use

Use means that the answer must be based on the information given in the question. Unless the information given in the question is used, no marks can be given. In some cases students might be asked to use their own knowledge and understanding.

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Define write

Write means only a short answer is required, not an explanation or description.

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What does Justify mean?

Justify means that you use evidence from the information supplied to support an answer

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Define Label mean?

Label means provide appropriate names on a diagram.

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What does retention time mean?

Retention time is the time that it takes a component in a mixture to pass through the column during gas chromatography.

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Define smart polymer

Smart polymers are polymers that change in response to changes in their environment.