Koo:

Command Terms:

  • Analyze- Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.
    • Socially, politically, economic
    • Long term vs. short term
    • Causes and effects
    • How and why
    • Compare and contrast (liberal reforms in Russia, but compared to Europe it was still backwards)
  • Compare and Contrast- Give an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
  • Define- Give precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
  • Describe- Give a detailed account.
  • Discuss- Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors, or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.
  • Distinguish- Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.
  • Evaluate- Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.
    • On one hand and the other, a scale à positives outweigh negatives
  • Examine- Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.
  • Explain- Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
  • Identify- Provide an answer from a number of possibilities.
  • Justify- Given valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
  • To What Extent- Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument.
  • Argumentative-
    • If not for x then y- if not for the Crimean war, Alexander II would never have emancipated the serfs