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IB Command Terms - September 23, 2015

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Objective 1 (Knowledge and Comprehension)

Question Answer
DefineGive the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
DescribeGive a detailed account.
OutlineGive a brief account or summary.
StateGive a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
memorize

Objective 2 (Application and Analysis)

Question Answer
AnalyzeBreak down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.
ApplyUse an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in relation to a given problem or issue.
DistinguishMake clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.
ExplainGive a detailed account including reasons or causes.
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Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)

Question Answer
CompareGive an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or situations.
Compare and contrastGive an account of the similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations.
ContrastGive an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations.
DiscussOffer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.
EvaluateMake an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.
ExamineConsider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.
To what extentConsider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument.
memorize

Objectives

Question Answer
DefineGive the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity.
Objective 1 (Knowledge and Comprehension)
DescribeGive a detailed account.
Objective 1 (Knowledge and Comprehension)
OutlineGive a brief account or summary.
Objective 1 (Knowledge and Comprehension)
StateGive a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Objective 1 (Knowledge and Comprehension)
AnalyzeBreak down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure.
Objective 2 (Application and Analysis)
ApplyUse an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in relation to a given problem or issue.
Objective 2 (Application and Analysis)
DistinguishMake clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.
Objective 2 (Application and Analysis)
ExplainGive a detailed account including reasons or causes.
Objective 2 (Application and Analysis)
CompareGive an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or situations.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
Compare and contrastGive an account of the similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
ContrastGive an account of the differences between two (or more) items or situations.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
DiscussOffer a considered and balanced review that includes s range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
EvaluateMake an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
ExamineConsider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
To what extentConsider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument.
Objective 3 (Synthesis and Evaluation)
memorize

Objective Tiers

Question Answer
Objective 1Knowledge and Comprehension
Objective 2Application and Analysis
Objective 3Synthesis and Evaluation
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