Common words you will find in assignment questions are listed below.They are organised A-Z.
Analyse - examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret
Compare - estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between
Concept - the term is the modern replacement for the older term idea
Concise - giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words
Consider - think carefully about (something)
Contrast - a distinction between things being compared, or an emphasis on the distinction between things that are juxtaposed.
Criteria - a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided: they award a green label to products that meet certain environmental criteria
Criticise - indicate the faults of (someone or something)
Deduction - a process of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from a set of premises
Define - state or describe exactly the nature, scope or meaning of
Describe - give a detailed account in words of
Discuss - talk or write about (a topic) in detail, taking into account different issues or ideas
Elucidate - make (something) clear; explain
Evaluate/Assess - form an idea of the amount, number or value off; assess
Explain - make (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts
Explore - inquire into or discuss (a subject) in detail
Factor - a circumstance, fact or influence that contributes to a result
Illustrate - explain or make (something) clear by using examples
Implications - a likely consequence of something
Justify - show or prove to be right or reasonable - be a good reason for
Limitations - a restriction
Prove - demonstrate the truth or existence of (something) by evidence or argument
Role - the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
Scope - the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant
Significance - the quality of being worthy of attention; importance
State - express definitely or clearly in speech or writing
Summarise/Outline - give a brief statement of the main points of (something)
Trace - find by investigation
Valid - (of an argument or point) having a sound basic in logic or fact
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