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Exam Technique Mind Map on ACCA VERBS, created by Denise H on 01/06/2017.

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1 Analyse
1.1 Break into separate parts and discuss
1.1.1 examine, or interpret each part
1.2 Give reasons for the current situation or what has happened
2 Apply
2.1 put into action pertinently and/or relevantly
2.2 Properly apply the scenario/case.
3 Assess
3.1 To judge the worth, importance, evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance
3.2 Determine the strengths/weaknesses/importance/ significance/ability to contribute
4 Calculate
4.1 To ascertain by computation, to make an estimate of; evaluate, to perform a mathematical process
4.2 Provide description along with numerical calculations
5 Comment
5.1 To remark or express an opinion
5.2 include an explanation, illustration or criticism
6 Compare
6.1 Examine two or more things to identify similarities and differences
6.2 Clearly explain the resemblances or differences.
7 Conclusion
7.1 The result or outcome of an act or process or event, final arrangement or settlement
7.2 End your answer well, with a clear decision
8 Criticise
8.1 Present the weaknesses/ problems; evaluate comparative worth Don’t explain the situation. Instead, analyse it
8.2 Criticism often involves analysis
9 Define
9.1 Give the meaning; usually a meaning specific to the course or subject
9.2 Explain the exact meaning because usually definitions are short
10 Describe
10.1 Give a detailed account or key features. List characteristics, qualities and parts
10.2 Make a picture with words; identification is not sufficient
11 Discuss
11.1 Consider and debate/argue about the pros and cons of an issue. Examine in-detail by using arguments in favour or against
11.2 Write about any conflict, compare and contrast
12 Evaluate
12.1 Determine the scenario in the light of the arguments for and against
12.2 Mention evidence/case/point/ issue to support evaluation
13 Explain
13.1 Make an idea clear. Show logically how a concept is developed. Give the reason for an event
13.2 Don’t just provide a list of points, add in some explanation of the points you’re discussing
14 Illustrate
14.1 Give concrete examples. Explain clearly by using comparisons or examples
14.2 Add in some desciption
15 Interpret
15.1 Comment on, give examples, describe relationships
15.2 Include explanation and evaluation.
16 List
16.1 List several ideas, aspects, events, things, qualities, reasons, etc
16.2 Don't Discuss
17 Outline
17.1 Describe main ideas, characteristics, or events
17.2 Breifly explain
18 Recommend
18.1 Advise the appropriate actions to pursue in terms the recipient will understand
18.2 Give advice or council
19 Relate
19.1 Show the connections between ideas or events
19.1.1 Relate to real time examples.
20 State
20.1 Explain precisely
20.1.1 Focus on exact point
21 Summarise
21.1 Give a brief, condensed account Include conclusions. Avoid unnecessary details
21.1.1 Remember to Conclude your explanation
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