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What kind of answer is required?

To determine how you should answer a question, look for instructional words that tell you the approach you need to take in responding to an assignment. Instructional words provide a clear indication of the type of answer expected.

The most common instructional words are listed below.
   
Pass your mouse over each word at the left for an explanation of what it means
 

Analyse
Comment
Compare
Contrast
Discuss
Evaluate
Explain
Outline
Review
Summarise

Planning for Research
 
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