KEY WORDS FOR ESSAY - KEY WORDS FOR ESSAY EXAMS The following words are commonly found in essay tests Understanding them is essential to success on

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KEY WORDS FOR ESSAY EXAMS The following words are commonly found in essay tests. Understanding them is essential to success on these tests. A sample essay question for each key word is also provided. Analyze – Break into separate parts and discuss, examine, or interpret each part. Analyze the effects of acid rain on a freshwater lake. Compare – Examine two or more things. Identify similarities and differences. Compare the political systems of England and France. Contrast – Show differences. Set in opposition. Contrast the music of Beethoven and Bach. Criticize – Make judgments. Evaluate comparative worth. This often involves analysis. Criticize the efforts of law enforcement to catch the sniper. Define – Give the meaning, usually a meaning specific to a subject. Definitions are usually short. Define serendipity. Describe – Give a detailed account. Make a picture with words. List characteristics, qualities, and parts. Describe
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course LEARNING L 110 taught by Professor Afrancis during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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