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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 [FA4] EXAMINATION Before starting to write the examination, make sure that it is complete and that there are no printing defects. This examination consists of 10 pages. There are 6 questions for a total of 100 marks. READ THE QUESTIONS CAREFULLY AND ANSWER WHAT IS ASKED. To assist you in answering the examination questions, CGA-Canada includes the following glossary of terms. Glossary From David Palmer, Study Guide: Developing Effective Study Methods (Vancouver: CGA-Canada, 1996). Copyright David Palmer. Compare Examine qualities or characteristics that resemble each other. Emphasize similarities, although differences may be mentioned. Contrast Compare by observing differences. Stress the dissimilarities of qualities or characteristics. (Also Distinguish between ) Criticize Express your own judgment concerning the topic or viewpoint in question. Discuss both pros and cons. Define Clearly state the meaning of the word or term. Relate the meaning specifically to the way it is used in the subject area under discussion. Perhaps also show how the item defined differs from items in other classes. Describe Tell the whole story in narrative form. Diagram Give a drawing, chart, plan or graphic answer. Usually you should label a diagram. In some cases, add a brief explanation or description. Discuss This calls for the most complete and detailed answer. Examine and analyze carefully and present both pros and cons. To discuss briefly requires you to state in a few sentences the critical factors. Evaluate This requires making an informed judgment. Your judgment must be shown to be based on knowledge and information about the subject. (Just stating your own ideas is not sufficient.) Cite authorities. Cite advantages and limitations. Explain In explanatory answers you must clarify the cause(s), or reasons(s). State the “how” and “why” of the subject. Give reasons for differences of opinions or of results. Illustrate Make clear by giving an example, e.g., a figure, diagram or concrete example. Indicate Provide a short explanation. Interpret Translate, give examples of, solve, or comment on, a subject, usually making a judgment on it. Justify Prove or give reasons for decisions or conclusions. List Present an itemized series or tabulation. Be concise. Point form is often acceptable. (Also Enumerate or Identify ) Outline This is an organized description. Give a general overview, stating main and supporting ideas. Use headings and sub-headings, usually in point form. Omit minor details. Prove Establish that something is true by citing evidence or giving clear logical reasons. Relate Show how things are connected with each other or how one causes another, correlates with another, or is like another. Review
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2010 for the course BUSINESS AIT 707 taught by Professor Raminrezaeinia during the Spring '09 term at Seneca.

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