Trace Identify the connection between one thing and another either in a developmental sense over a period of time, or else in a cause and effect sense. Reconcile Show how two apparently opposed or mutually exclusive ideas or propositions can be seen to be similar in important respects, if not identical.
It takes you half way towards narrowing down your material and selecting your answer. Compare Identify the characteristics or qualities two or more things have in common but probably pointing out their differences as well.
Criticise Spell out your judgement as to the value or truth of something, indicating the criteria on which you base your judgement and citing specific instances of how the criteria apply in this case. Define Make a statement as to the meaning or interpretation of something, giving sufficient detail as to allow it to be distinguished from similar things.
Outline Indicate the main features of a topic or sequence of events, possibly setting them within a clear structure or framework to show how they interrelate. Discuss Investigate or examine by argument. Analyse Break an issue down into its component parts, discuss them and show how they interrelate.
Describe Spell out the main aspects of an idea or topic or the sequence in which a series of things happened. Evaluate Make an appraisal or the worth of something, in the light of its apparent truth; include your personal opinion.
Contrast Point out the difference between two things but probably point out their similarities as well. Examine key points and possible interpretations, sift and debate, giving reasons for and against. Account for Explain, clarify, give reasons for.
Table of task words What they might mean Print to PDF Glossary of Task Words Understanding the meaning of words, especially task words, helps you to know exactly what is being asked of you.
Assess Consider the value or importance of something, paying due attention to positive, negative and disputable aspects, and citing the judgements of any known authorities as well as your own.
Examine Present in depth and investigate the implications. Here is a list of such words and others that you are most likely to come across frequently in your course. Task words direct you and tell you how to go about answering a question.Present in depth and investigate the implications.
Explain Tell how things work or how they came to be the way they are, including perhaps some need to 'describe' and to 'analyse' (see above). Describe and explain the concept of a sediment cell and how it can be used in coastal management A sediment cell is a length of coastline in which interruptions to the movement of sand or shingle along the beaches or near shore sea bed do not significantly affect beaches in the adjacent lengths of coastline.
In addition to this, it can also be. expectation, or depth of knowledge, required to complete the task. It should be noted that the term knowledge, as describe or explain issues and problems, patterns, cause and effect, significance or impact, relationships, points of view or processes.
A Level 2. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge with Common Core State Standards by Karin Hess, Ed.D. A Level 2 “describe or explain” task requires students to go beyond a basic description or definition to predict a possible result or explain “why”.
Understanding Depth of Knowledge and Cognitive Complexity However, verbs alone do not describe the depth of knowledge. Rather, depth of verbs, such as “explain,” “describe,” or “interpret,” could be classified at different levels depending on the object of the action.
For example, interpreting information from a simple graph. Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor.
By Try this exercise to better understand the cognitive depth of the tasks you are using in your classroom and improve the rigor of your instruction: The verb does not define the level. Instead, consider the cognitive effort that a student will use to complete the task. The verb.Download