Glossary of Key Words


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Glossary of Key Words

  1. 1. Glossary of Key Words Definitions & Sample Uses
  2. 2. Account <ul><li>Account for your late arrival at school this morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Give an account of your arrival at school this morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Analyse <ul><li>Analyse the College’s canteen rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications </li></ul>
  4. 4. Apply <ul><li>Apply the College motto when on the yard. </li></ul><ul><li>Use, utilise, or employ in a particular situation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Appreciate <ul><li>Appreciate the extra-curricular activities available to students of the College. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a judgement about the value of </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assess <ul><li>Assess the effectiveness of the bus lines used at the College. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size </li></ul>
  7. 7. Calculate <ul><li>Calculate the percentage of Year 7 students in our school population. </li></ul><ul><li>Ascertain or determine from given facts, figures or information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Clarify <ul><li>Clarify the starting dates for Term 1 for each year group. </li></ul><ul><li>Make clear or plain </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classify <ul><li>Classify students according to the sports they play. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange or include in classes or categories </li></ul>
  10. 10. Compare <ul><li>Compare the experience of a Year 7 student with a Year 12 student. </li></ul><ul><li>Show how things are similar or different </li></ul>
  11. 11. Construct <ul><li>Construct an argument for not wearing school uniforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Make, build; put together items or arguments </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contrast <ul><li>Constrast the uniforms of girls and boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Show how things are different or opposite </li></ul>
  13. 13. Critically (analysis/evaluation) <ul><li>Critically analyse the use of technology by students. Critically evaluate the standard of the College’s information technology resources </li></ul><ul><li>Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/ evaluation) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Deduce <ul><li>Deduce why parents send their children to Catholic schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Define <ul><li>Define the attributes needed in a SRC member. </li></ul><ul><li>State meaning and identify essential qualities </li></ul>
  16. 16. Demonstrate <ul><li>Demonstrate the correct way to enter a classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Show by example </li></ul>
  17. 17. Describe <ul><li>Describe the school crest. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide characteristics and features </li></ul>
  18. 18. Discuss <ul><li>Discuss the topic of detentions. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify issues and describes points for and/or against </li></ul>
  19. 19. Distinguish <ul><li>Distinguish between the subjects of Physics and Chemistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between </li></ul>
  20. 20. Evaluate <ul><li>Evaluate the College’s system of merit certificates. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of </li></ul>
  21. 21. Examine <ul><li>Examine how we might incorporate healthier choices into the canteen menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Inquire into </li></ul>
  22. 22. Explain <ul><li>Explain the results of your last Maths test. </li></ul><ul><li>Relate cause and effect; make the relationship between things evident; provide why and/or how </li></ul>
  23. 23. Extract <ul><li>Extract information about the history of the College. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose relevant and/or appropriate details </li></ul>
  24. 24. Extrapolate <ul><li>Extrapolate the trends in our HSC results. </li></ul><ul><li>Infer from what is known </li></ul>
  25. 25. Identify <ul><li>Identify the SRC members who represent your year group. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise and name </li></ul>
  26. 26. Interpret <ul><li>Interpret the College song. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw meaning from </li></ul>
  27. 27. Investigate <ul><li>Investigate how the College could save water. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about </li></ul>
  28. 28. Justify <ul><li>Justify having free periods. </li></ul><ul><li>Support an argument or conclusion </li></ul>
  29. 29. Outline <ul><li>Provide an outline of the College walkathon. </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of </li></ul>
  30. 30. Predict <ul><li>Predict your performance in the Higher School Certificate. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest what may happen based on available information </li></ul>
  31. 31. Propose <ul><li>Propose a system to make the use of the canteen quicker. </li></ul><ul><li>Put forward (eg a point of view, idea, argument or suggestion) for consideration or action </li></ul>
  32. 32. Recall <ul><li>Recall your first day of Year 7. </li></ul><ul><li>Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences </li></ul>
  33. 33. Recommend <ul><li>Recommend your favourite elective subject to future students. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reasons in favour of </li></ul>
  34. 34. Recount <ul><li>Recount your favourite film. </li></ul><ul><li>Retell a series of events </li></ul>
  35. 35. Summarise <ul><li>Summarise the procedures for Homeroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Express, consisely, the relevant details </li></ul>
  36. 36. Synthesise <ul><li>Synthesise the opinions of all your friends about school. </li></ul><ul><li>Putting together various elements to make a whole </li></ul>