How to approach the question verb – Evaluate VERB: DEFINITION: EVALUATE Make a judgment based on criteria; determine the value of QUESTION: <write two lines> INTRODUCTORY SENTENCE Opening sentence: State the issue clearly, and give an opinion on the question. Look for the key words of the question. <write three lines> BODY OF THE RESPONSE Step 1: Identify the key areas and topics you have studied which might be useful in answering the question. <write three lines> Step 2: Choose some of these key areas and write about each in a separate paragraph. USEFUL KEY WORDS: important valuable improve effectively enhance inadequate 1. State the topic area. <write two lines> 2. Then explain its value: Why is it important? Is it effective? Support with examples. <write five lines> CONCLUDING SENTENCE Summarise: Relate back to the question. Remember to make a judgment on value using words such as ‘important’ or ‘valuable’ <write three lines> Copyright © 2010 McGraw-Hill Australia. Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use.