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Use these verbs for learning objectives

 Use these verbs when the objective is to remember and recall previously learned information:

  • define
  • describe
  • identify
  • match
  • name
  • record
Use these verbs when the objective is to understand the meaning of informational materials:
  • classify
  • describe
  • estimate
  • summarize
  • understand
Use the following verbs when the objective is to use previously learned information to solve problems:
  • assess
  • compute
  • determine
  • develop
  • implement
  • prepare
  • produce
  • provide
  • report
  • utilize
Use the following verbs when the objective is to break down informational material into component parts:
  • diagram
  • differentiate
  • discriminate
  • illustrate
  • recognize
  • separate
  • subdivide
Use the following verbs when the objective is to apply prior knowledge and skills to produce a new or original whole:
  • compare
  • dompile
  • contrast
  • design
  • devise
  • facilitate
  • formulate
  • generate
  • incorporate
  • integrate
  • plan
  • revise
  • structure
Use the following verbs when the objective is to judge the value of information:
  • compare and contrast
  • conclude
  • critique
  • interpret
  • justify
  • support
Words to avoid, as these verbs are subject to multiple interpretations:
  • comprehend
  • fully understand
  • know
  • remember
  • contemplate
  • perceive
  • enjoy
  • consider
  • recognize
  • experience

 

 
 

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