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Answering Assignment Questions

Summary

This guide outlines some methods to help students answer essay questions. Analyzing the question using key words is important in order to identify what the question requires in terms of content and genre. Key words are the words in an assignment question that tell you the approaches to take when you answer. Task words are verbs that direct you and tell you how to go about answering a question, and content words tell you what the topic area(s) of your assignment are. Limiting words further define the topic area and indicate aspects you should narrowly concentrate on. If a student is not sure about any aspect of the question, they should ask their tutor/lecturer for clarification.

Q&As

What are key words in an assignment question?
Key words in an assignment question are the words that tell you the approaches to take when you answer.

What do task words in an essay question tell you to do?
Task words in an essay question tell you how to go about answering a question.

What are content words and how do they help you focus your research?
Content words are words that tell you what the topic area(s) of your assignment are and help you to focus your research and reading on the correct area.

How can you use key words to answer an essay question?
You can use key words to identify what the question requires in terms of content and genre, break down the question into parts, and understand the meaning of key words.

How do limiting words define a topic area?
Limiting words define a topic area further by indicating aspects you should narrowly concentrate on.

AI Comments

👍 This article provides a great guide to help identify key words in essay questions and how to use them to effectively answer the question.

👎 This article doesn't provide any examples of complex or implied questions, which would be helpful for readers to understand the concept better.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about how to answer an assignment question. It talks about identifying key words in the question, understanding the meaning of the words, and how to use those words to interpret the question.

Friend: That's really helpful! It sounds like it could be useful for any type of assignment, not just essays.

Me: Absolutely. It stresses the importance of understanding the question before starting the assignment, and suggests breaking the question down into parts to get a better understanding of what is being asked. It also highlights the importance of understanding the meaning of task words, content words, and limiting words, and how they can help narrow down your research and reading.

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Technical terms

Task Words
Verbs that direct you and tell you how to go about answering a question.
Content Words
Words in an assignment question that tell you the approaches to take when you answer and help you to focus your research and reading on the correct area.
Limiting Words
Words that further define the topic area and indicate aspects you should narrowly concentrate on.

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