Command Terms & Definitions
The best way to lose a ton of marks is to answer the wrong question – which happens easily if you don’t pay attention to the command terms! Learn the meanings of the command terms with this presentation. Highlight them in your copy of the syllabus and in exam questions.
Nail down those definitions
Define is a ‘simple’ objective 1 command term… but you must be precise in your answers. Definitions are also a great start to review.
- Quiz yourself on the definitions, check your answers.
- Pay attention to the markschemes – what is the importance of the underlined terms and why can’t you get marks without them?
- ‘Unpack’ the definition into its component parts – what is the relevance of each and how does it lead to more in-depth explanation of the concept?
Here’s a quiz for the define assessment statements in the SL Core and for the two options my class did this year. It’s a GoogleDoc – here’s the link.