The success in the examination largely depends upon the understanding of the questions and the requirement of the question. All the terms mentioned here must be understood properly to answer the questions as required.

Account for: Explain the reasons or causes.

Analyse : Discuss an issue, arguments for and against, or the causes and effects, the assumptions and possible consequences. It is better to divide the question into parts.

Assess: Give the case for and against, and then give the conclusion.

Comment: You may need to assess the statement, as mentioned above.

Compare: State where the two terms are similar and where they are different.

Criticism: Generally it means pointing out any shortcomings and disadvantages. Try to support your views with reasons, evidence, or statistics if you can remember any.

Define: Explain what it means, using as formal language as you can. If you have learn a definition, use it.

Describe: Say what you know about the topic/issue.

Discuss: Say what you know about the topic/issue.

Distinguish: Explain the differences between the items or propositions.

Enumerate: Make the list of the points only.

Evaluate: You are being asked to decide how good or bad something is, mentioning advantages and disadvantages.

Explain: State clearly what is involved, or how something works.

Identify: Point to the essential part or parts.

Illustrate: Supply examples of the proposition in the question.

Implications: Describe the likely results of an action, including hidden ones.

Interpret: Explain the meaning of something given in the question.

Justify: Supply reasons in support of an argument or event.

Make a critical appraisal: Same as Evaluate.

Limitations: Show where something will not work or apply.

Outline: Select only the most important aspects of a topic, ignoring all minor details.

Relate: To demonstrate the connection between two or more things.

Role: Explain the Importance that something has.

Significance: Explain the meaning and importance.

State: Put down the main points of the term or whatever asked in the question.

Summarize: Select only the main points of the issue and put them in some logical order.

Support: Give all the reasons you can in favor of, what is asked.

Validity: To what extent is it true?

Values for Value Based Question Paper 

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