Analyse: examine in detail, showing pros and cons Assess: weigh up the value of and give a judgement Compare: show the similarities between two given items Contrast: point out all the differences between items Criticise: show both the good and bad points Define: give the exact meaning. Describe: give a detailed account of Explain: make really clear, possibly giving and reason. Explore: examine from various standpoints, showing the implications . Outline: give the main points of . Summarise: give a brief account of (Rose, 2001, pp. 90-91).