How to approach the question verb – Investigate VERB: DEFINITION: INVESTIGATE Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about QUESTION: <write two lines> INTRODUCTORY SENTENCE Opening sentence: State the topic to be investigated clearly and the factors you wish to discuss. <write two lines> BODY OF THE RESPONSE Step 1: Identify the relevant items or points relating to the question that you want to discuss. TOPIC AREAS: <write three lines> Step 2: Choose some of these topic areas and write about each in a separate paragraph. USEFUL KEY WORDS: because for instance one example important efficient beneficial therefore 1. Identify one item. <write two lines> 2. Inquire into this item by providing more detail and examples. <write five lines> 3. Draw conclusions by linking the item back to the question. <write three lines> Repeat for each paragraph. CONCLUDING SENTENCE Summarise: Restate your main points and use the words of the question. Remember to ‘draw conclusions’. <write three lines> Copyright © 2010 McGraw-Hill Australia. Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use.