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21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by shikshark: 8:35pm On Nov 03, 2016
Analyse Take apart an idea, concept or statement and examine and
criticise its sub-parts in detail. You have to be methodical and
logical.

Assess Describe a topic’s positive and negative aspects and say
how useful or successful it is, or consider its contribution to
knowledge, events or processes (this is usually about how important
something is).

Criticise Point out a topic’s mistakes or weaknesses as well as its
favourable aspects. Give a balanced answer (this will involve some
analysis first).

Compare (or juxtapose) Put items side by side to see their similarities and
differences – a balanced (objective) answer is required.

Contrast Emphasise the differences between two things.
Define Give the meaning of an idea, either a dictionary definition or
from an academic authority in your subject of study (technical
definition).

Describe Give details of processes, properties, events and so on.

Discuss Describe, explain, give examples, points for and against, then
analyse and evaluate the results.

Evaluate Similar to discuss, but with more emphasis on a
judgement in the conclusion.

Examine Take apart and describe a concept in great detail.

Explain Give detailed reasons for an idea, principle or result,
situation, attitude and so on. You may need to give some analysis
as well.

Illustrate Give concrete examples – including figures or diagrams.
Illustrate is usually added on to another instruction.

Interpret Explain and comment on the subject and make a judgement
(evaluation).

Justify Give reasons to support a statement – it may be a
negative statement, so be careful!

List Provide an itemised series of parts, reasons or qualities,
possibly in a table.

Prove/disprove Provide evidence for or against and demonstrate logical
argument and reasoning – you often have to do this for
abstract or scientific subjects.

Relate Emphasise the links, connections and associations, probably
with some analysis.

Review Analyse and comment briefly, in organised sequences –
sentences, paragraphs or lists – on the main aspects of a
subject.

State Give the relevant points briefly – you don’t need
to make a lengthy discussion or give minor details.

Suggest Give possible reasons – analyse, interpret and evaluate.
(This is also the verb most commonly used to quote another
author.)

Summarise or outline Just give the main points, not the details.

Trace Give a brief description of the logical or chronological stages
of the development of a theory, process, a person’s life and
so on. Often used in historical questions.

http://www.dummies.com/test-prep/defining-common-exam-instruction-words/

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by mrmy42(m): 6:50am On Nov 04, 2016
I no dey bother read am again

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by pharmadoctor(m): 6:51am On Nov 04, 2016
Do some teachers know the definition of all of these terms...? Just asking

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by freezyprinzy(m): 6:51am On Nov 04, 2016
nice 1 but op try arrange d list na
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by JayJayGee: 6:51am On Nov 04, 2016
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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by boombay(m): 6:51am On Nov 04, 2016
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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by Donprayer(m): 6:51am On Nov 04, 2016
Expo
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by weyab: 6:51am On Nov 04, 2016
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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by kingwill2050(m): 6:52am On Nov 04, 2016
Plenty plenty grammar.......
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by lonelydora: 6:52am On Nov 04, 2016
Okay
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by sucreblazing(m): 6:53am On Nov 04, 2016
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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by babdap: 6:54am On Nov 04, 2016
What of elucidate?

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by jejemanito: 6:54am On Nov 04, 2016
Akuko!

Just pour the lecturers note into the answer sheet

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by Chidex2442(m): 6:55am On Nov 04, 2016
Op thanks a lot..... this is very educative for young scholars out there..... but I bet you most of them won't see its relevance now..
Often times some persons complain of massive failure is some technical courses like BIOCHEMISTRY. and I bet you, this is the major cause. Understanding the question first.

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by FakoMaybach1: 6:56am On Nov 04, 2016
which kind yawa be this abeg commot this from front page abeg

yeye topic, who exam help?
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by teebabsman(m): 6:57am On Nov 04, 2016
wetin op dey talk...
lecturers self dey use am randomly ni, dem no care....write everything you know about the question and make sure your answer booklet is neat and full except "List
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by Deeypeey(m): 6:57am On Nov 04, 2016
OP...whr were u and ur list when I still dey skul?....ds cud ve helped lot.
Its a nice piece.
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what about the one that says "Liquidate" ,how do we tackle it? grin

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by donablinkz42: 6:57am On Nov 04, 2016
haha una dy outdated o
you no call JUXTAPOSE
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by phetto(m): 6:58am On Nov 04, 2016
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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by kingphilip(m): 6:59am On Nov 04, 2016
This is very useful for those who intend writing external examinations because most internal exams give more room to LA cram LA pour and very few give room for innovation and additions from external sources aside their materials, notes and handouts

All in all students should assess their lecturers individually and see which side of the coin they are so as to write based on what the lecturer require of them

But they should also not limit themselves but study wide not going beyond the scope of the study though
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by KelvinC1(m): 6:59am On Nov 04, 2016
babdap:
What of elucidate?
ejaculate
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by saxwizard(m): 7:04am On Nov 04, 2016
lol remembering the days of questions we dey always get plenty pikins
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by ngoben(f): 7:04am On Nov 04, 2016
Oyibo....
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by Frabjous(m): 7:10am On Nov 04, 2016
You tried
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by pendusky(m): 7:13am On Nov 04, 2016
shikshark:
Analyse Take apart an idea, concept or statement and examine and
criticise its sub-parts in detail. You have to be methodical and
logical.

Assess Describe a topic’s positive and negative aspects and say
how useful or successful it is, or consider its contribution to
knowledge, events or processes (this is usually about how important
something is).

Criticise Point out a topic’s mistakes or weaknesses as well as its
favourable aspects. Give a balanced answer (this will involve some
analysis first).

Compare (or juxtapose) Put items side by side to see their similarities and
differences – a balanced (objective) answer is required.

Contrast Emphasise the differences between two things.
Define Give the meaning of an idea, either a dictionary definition or
from an academic authority in your subject of study (technical
definition).

Describe Give details of processes, properties, events and so on.

Discuss Describe, explain, give examples, points for and against, then
analyse and evaluate the results.

Evaluate Similar to discuss, but with more emphasis on a
judgement in the conclusion.

Examine Take apart and describe a concept in great detail.

Explain Give detailed reasons for an idea, principle or result,
situation, attitude and so on. You may need to give some analysis
as well.

Illustrate Give concrete examples – including figures or diagrams.
Illustrate is usually added on to another instruction.

Interpret Explain and comment on the subject and make a judgement
(evaluation).

Justify Give reasons to support a statement – it may be a
negative statement, so be careful!

List Provide an itemised series of parts, reasons or qualities,
possibly in a table.

Prove/disprove Provide evidence for or against and demonstrate logical
argument and reasoning – you often have to do this for
abstract or scientific subjects.

Relate Emphasise the links, connections and associations, probably
with some analysis.

Review Analyse and comment briefly, in organised sequences –
sentences, paragraphs or lists – on the main aspects of a
subject.

State Give the relevant points briefly – you don’t need
to make a lengthy discussion or give minor details.

Suggest Give possible reasons – analyse, interpret and evaluate.
(This is also the verb most commonly used to quote another
author.)

Summarise or outline Just give the main points, not the details.

Trace Give a brief description of the logical or chronological stages
of the development of a theory, process, a person’s life and
so on. Often used in historical questions.

http://www.dummies.com/test-prep/defining-common-exam-instruction-words/


wink
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by ikorodureporta: 7:15am On Nov 04, 2016
Ok.....how about ''answer without using the table'' undecided
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by Swiftlee(m): 7:18am On Nov 04, 2016
Had a teacher that can combine those words in just one single question. " In few words, xray and juxtapose why the Nigerian economic system is in a waterloo critically examining the specific pros and cons of the rabrazled elements of a vibrant look alike"

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Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by McBrooklyn(m): 7:20am On Nov 04, 2016
Nice One, OP cool
Re: 21 Common Examination Instructions Words And Its Meaning by heritage2009(m): 7:29am On Nov 04, 2016
Juxtapose = differentiate

Identify without any reason= mention the name

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