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jathu123

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This is my first post, so Hey guys, I'm in year 10 right now and doing earth and environmental science accelerated course. I plan on not counting it towards my atar since it is low scaled and I do not enjoy it very much, although I will try my best and maybe keep it if I get 90+. My trials is coming In 2 weeks and really really need help on the verbs.

I think I'm fine on the theory, but if I don't know how to answer questions properly, I'm really gonna fail it. I know a lot of by heart, but if a question came up with assess or analyse evaluate. Etc. I struggle hard.

So please please give me a well easily understandable guide on what to write for all of the verbs. When I read the verbs glossary, I do not get anything. So tthank you very much if you insist on helping me out. It would help me out this year as well as in the future.

Also examples for some hard verbs would greatly help as well. Thank you very much
 
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taken from:http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/glossary_keywords.html but I will include how I recognise these, especially for common verbs used in sciences
Account *give reasons why*
Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions
Analyse *list what you are shown and give an explanation*
Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications
Apply
Use, utilise, employ in a particular situation
Appreciate [um what?]
Make a judgement about the value of
Assess *talk about pros and cons then give your opinion, you can be biased in here to conclude to your opinion*
Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size
Calculate *use the info to work out amounts*
Ascertain/determine from given facts, figures or information
Clarify
Make clear or plain
Classify
Arrange or include in classes/categories
Compare *give similarities and differences, the more the better*
Show how things are similar or different
Construct
Make; build; put together items or arguments
Contrast *give differences*
Show how things are different or opposite
Critically (analyse/evaluate) *explain:what is the info telling you? what does it mean? Is this correct?*
Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)
Deduce
Draw conclusions
Define *definition*
State meaning and identify essential qualities
Demonstrate *provide an example and relate to the question*
Show by example
Describe *the key things about the topic*
Provide characteristics and features
Discuss *for and against but sometimes it's just explain why in detail*
Identify issues and provide points for and/or against
Distinguish *provide differences*
Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between
Evaluate *evidence, maybe pros and cons, then provide your opinion on it*
Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of
Examine
Inquire into
Explain *below*
Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how
Extract
Choose relevant and/or appropriate details
Extrapolate
Infer from what is known
Identify
Recognise and name
Interpret
Draw meaning from
Investigate
Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about
Justify *give reasons for..*
Support an argument or conclusion
Outline *state with the needed details*
Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of
Predict
Suggest what may happen based on available information
Propose
Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action
Recall
Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences
Recommend
Provide reasons in favour
Recount
Retell a series of events
Summarise
Express, concisely, the relevant details
Synthesise
Putting together various elements to make a whole
 

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I need help. For the verb "outline" are you allowed to list main features in bullet points?
 

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