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analyze
break the subject down into parts and explain various parts
compare
show how two things are similar as well as different; include details or examples
contrast
show how two things are different; include details or examples
critique
point out both the good and bad points of something
define
give an accurate meaning of a term with enough detail to show that you really understand it
describe
write about the subject so the reader can easily visualize it
discuss
give a complete and detailed answer, including important characteristcs and main points
explain
give the meaning of something; give facts and details that make the idea easy to understand
illustrate
make the point or idea clear by giving examples
interpret
explain the meaning of a reading selection; discuss the results or the effects of something
justify
give good reasons that support a particular decision, action, or event
persuade
give reasons in order to get someone to do or believe something; appeal to the reader's feelings and mind
respond
state your overall reaction to the content, then support your individual opinions with specific reasons and examples, making sure to refer back to the reading
state
give the main points in brief, clear form
summarize
briefly cover the main points; use a paragraph form and dont include any personal opinions about the content
trace
tell about an event or process in chronological order
evaluate
give your opinion of the value of the subject; discuss its good and bad points, strengths and weaknesses