Command Words

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You need to pay attention the the command words used in exam questions. The command word gives you information about what type of answer you need to write. Here are some flash cards to help you remember what type of answer they are looking for...

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Mr  Mckinlay
Created by Mr Mckinlay about 5 years ago
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Question Answer
List Your answer should be a list - the number of items you need to list depends on the number of marks available.
State Your answer should be a simple sentence – the number of items you need to state/identify/give/name depends on the number of marks available
Identify Your answer should be a simple sentence – the number of items you need to state/identify/give/name depends on the number of marks available
Give Your answer should be a simple sentence – the number of items you need to state/identify/give/name depends on the number of marks available
Name our answer should be a simple sentence – the number of items you need to name depends on the number of marks available
Describe In your answer you should include details
Explain In your answer you should make a point and then expand on each point (by giving examples or reasons) to make sure you are explaining the point.
Discuss You should compare different points of view, giving evidence to back up the points you make; you should reach a conclusion about the topic you have been discussing. Remember to think about spelling, punctuation and grammar.