And Writing Prompts

ANALYZE

COMPARE

CONTRAST

CRITIQUE

DEFINE

DESCRIBE

DIAGRAM DISCUSS

EVALUATE

EXPLAIN

ILLUSTRATE INTERPRET

JUSTIFY

OUTLINE

PRETEND

PROVE RELATE RETELL REVIEW

STATE

SUMMARIZE

Break the subject (an object, event, or concept) down into parts. Then explain the various parts and how they relate to the whole.

Show how two things are similar as well as different; include details or examples.

Show how two things are different; include details or examples.

Point out both the good and the bad points of something.

Give an accurate meaning of a term with enough detail to show that you really understand it.

Write about the subject so the reader can easily visualize it; tell how it looks or happened, including who, what, where, when, how, and why.

Make a drawing of something and label its parts.

Give a complete and detailed answer, including important characteristics, details and main points.

Give your opinion of the value of the subject; discuss its good and bad points, strengths and weaknesses.

Give the meaning of something; give facts and details that make the idea easy to understand.

Make the point or idea clear by giving examples.

Tell about the importance or meaning of the subject. Explain the results or the effects of it.

Give good reasons to support a decision, action or event.

Make an organized listing of the important points of a subject.

Make-believe or imagine you are in a particular situation, or that you are a particular person or character and describe what this is like.

Show that something is true by giving facts or logical reasons.

Show how things are alike or connected.

Tell the story or main thoughts over again in your own words.

Go back over the material you just read and be able to tell what happened and in what order.

Give the main points in brief, clear form.

Briefly cover the main points; use a paragraph form.

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