For example: Discus the view that trade is more effective than aid in promoting economic development.
Distinguish Asks students to make clear their understanding of similar terms.
For example: Account for the rise in unemployment shown in the table of data.
Analyse Here you are being asked to provide a comparison in detail of the causes and any possible effects of how the thing under consideration has developed or happened.
Account for Asks students to explain a particular situation or a particular outcome.
Students are expected to present a reasoned case for the existence of something.For example: Describe the main roles of the IMF and the World Bank.Discuss Asks students to consider a statement or to offer a considered review of or balanced argument about a particular topic.Define When asked to define it is essential that a very clear and correct definition is given of a specific word or concept.For example: Define what is meant by a free-trade area.Compare/Compare and contrast Asks students to describe two situations and present the similarities and differences between them.A description of the two situations does not on its own meet the requirements of this key term.Students should weigh the nature of the evidence available and discuss the convincing aspects of an argument as well as its implications and limitations, and the less convincing elements within an argument.For example: Evaluate alternative policies designed to reduce inflation. It is the weighing or measuring of factors followed by an attempt to give relative weight to those factors.Comment A comment question requires you to draw some conclusions about the issue under consideration.This is often from the result of your considerations, workings and/or calculations have told you about the problem that you have been given.