Meaning of Common Words Used in Questions ( part 2)

Meaning of Common Words Used in Questions 2

11-Evaluate: Carefully appraise the problem, citing both 

advantages and limitations.  Emphasise the appraisal of 

authorities and, to a lesser degree, your personal 


12-Examine: Look at the various areas and issues involved. 

13-Explain: Clarify, interpret, and spell out the material 

you present.  Give reasons for differences of opinion or of 

results, and try to analyse causes. 

14-Illustrate: Use a figure, picture, diagram, or concrete 

example to explain or clarify a problem. 

15-Interpret: Translate, give examples of, solve, or 

comment on, a subject, usually giving your judgment 

about it. 

16-Justify: Prove or give reasons for decisions or 

conclusions, taking pains to be convincing. 

17-List:  As in "enumerate", write an itemised series of 

concise    statements. 

18-Outline: Organise a description under main points and 

subordinate points, omitting minor details and stressing the 

arrangement or classification of things. 

19-Prove: Establish that something is true by citing factual 

evidence or giving clear logical reasons. 

20-Relate: Show how things are related to, or connected 

with, each other or how one causes another, correlates 

with another, or is like another. 

21-Review:  Examine a subject critically, analysing and 

commenting on the important statements to be made 

about it. 

22-State: Present the main points in brief, clear sequence, 

usually omitting details, illustrations, or examples. 

23-Summarise: Give the main points or facts in condensed 

form, like the summary of a chapter, omitting details and


24-Trace: In narrative form describe progress, 

development, or historical events from some point of origin.
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