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Assignment Instruction Words

Most assignments, reports, and essays contain a crucial keyword, a signal of emphasis or just a plain, straight forward instruction. In the table below is a brief example of only a few of these crucial words.

In the document at the bottomĀ there is a full listĀ of the most common keywords which may help you to interpret your assignment briefs and help you to focus your research.

AnalyseDivide into parts and methodically interpret
CompareLook for similarities and differences between two things
DefineGive the exact meaning of a word, expression or concept
EvaluateMake an appraisal of the worth of something, in light of its truth or utility; include to a lesser degree your personal opinion, supported by relevant evidence

Assignment Instruction Words

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