HSC Information Processing and Technology/Exam Work

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Key Words used in HSC Exam Questions[edit]

Account: Account for, state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions

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Analyse: Identify components and the relationship between them: draw out and relate implications

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Apply: Use, utilise, employ in a particular situation

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Appreciate: Make a judgement about the value of

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Asses: Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size

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Calculate: Ascertain/determine from given facts, figures or information

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Clarify: Make clear or plain

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Classify: Arrange or include in classes/categories

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Compare: Show how things are similar or different

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Construct: Make; build; put together items or arguments

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Contrast: Show how things are different or opposite

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Critically (Analyse/Evaluate): Add a degree or level of accuracy, depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analysis/evaluation)

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Deduce: Draw conclusions

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Define: State meaning and identify essential qualities

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Demonstrate: Show by example

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Describe: Provide characteristics and features

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Discuss: Identify issues and provide points for and/or against

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Distinguish: Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between

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Evaluate: Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the valuof

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Examine: Inquire into

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Explain: Relate cause and effect; make the relationships betweethings evident; provide why and/or how

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Extract: Choose relevant and/or appropriate details

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Extrapolate: Infer from what is known

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Identify: Recognise and name

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Interpret: Draw meaning from

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Investigate: Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about

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Justify: Support an argument or conclusion

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Outline: Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of

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Predict: Suggest what may happen based on available information

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Propose: Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument or suggestion) for consideration or action

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Recall: Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences

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Recommend: Provide reasons in favour

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Recount: Retell a series of events

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Summarise: Express concisely the relevant details

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Synthesise: Putting together various elements to make a whole

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References[edit]

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/policies/gats/assets/pdf/usci6keywords.pdf