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    Difference between outline and describe?

    I'm not sure if this is the right section, but what is the difference. Is describe just a tiny bit more in depth.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by thommy
    I'm not sure if this is the right section, but what is the difference. Is describe just a tiny bit more in depth.
    Outline
    Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of


    Describe
    Provide characteristics and features

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by justmeme
    Outline
    Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of


    Describe
    Provide characteristics and features
    I know but, as it says, both are talking about just features. Also, in the examinations, they're pretty much always both out of 4 or 5 marks.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    outline = half a page
    describe = 10 pages.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by thommy
    I know but, as it says, both are talking about just features. Also, in the examinations, they're pretty much always both out of 4 or 5 marks.
    hmm i think describe it more in depth. not just a little more, a lot.
    outline is usually a lot of information in general terms, describe is usually fewer point in great depth.

    i might be wrong though.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Really they're the same meaning, but what you write depends on context of question and subject.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    you'd typically write the same way for both

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    I've never seen a 4-5 mark outline question.
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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    that's because you don't do humanities

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Outline and describe are both lower order questions.
    Last edited by Aplus; 12 Apr 2008 at 10:45 PM.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roguedeth
    outline = half a page
    describe = 10 pages.
    wrong.
    eco essays have both

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Yeah I've been trying hard, and I still can't dustinguish.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    I'm basically looking at it this way:
    Outline: You identify the concepts involved
    Describe: You identify the concepts involved but you also define and explain them to some degree

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by callol
    that's because you don't do humanities
    And? I do sciences and english, whats your point?
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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    you don't see the higher mark outline and describe questions, what else would my point be?

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by callol
    you don't see the higher mark outline and describe questions, what else would my point be?
    exactly, no ER in sciences.

    sup cal.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Outline the events leading up to the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

    Describe the events leading up to the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

    In doing one you really do the other as well.

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    Re: Difference between outline and describe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanoct
    Outline the events leading up to the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

    Describe the events leading up to the collapse of the Weimar Republic.

    In doing one you really do the other as well.
    True. 'Outline' is really the precursor to 'Describe'.

    But you realise you would NEVER, and I mean NEVER get 'Outline' as the directive term for that Q, and also unlikely you'd get 'Describe'

    We would be much more likely get 'Assess' or 'Evaluate'.
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