Action Words

Blooms Taxonomy of Verbs

Remembering

Understanding

Applying

Analysing

Evaluating

Creating

Choose

Define

Find

How

Label

List

Match

Name

Omit

Recall

Relate

Select

Show

Spell

Tell

What

When

Where

Which

Who

Why

Classify

Compare

Contrast

Demonstrate

Explain

Extend

Illustrate

Infer

Interpret

Outline

Relate

Rephrase

Show

Summarise

Translate

Apply

Build

Choose

Construct

Develop

Experiment with Identify

Interview

Make use of

Model

Organise

Plan

Select

Solve

Utilise

Analyse

Assume

Categorise

Classify

Compare

Conclusion

Contrast

Discover

Dissect

Distinguish

Divide

Examine

Function

Inference

Inspect

List

Motive

Relationships

Simplify

Survey

Take part in

Test for Theme

Agree

Appraise

Assess

Award

Choose

Compare

Conclude

Criteria

Criticise

Decide

Deduct

Defend

Determine

Disprove

Estimate

Evaluate

Explain

Importance

Influence

Interpret

Judge

Justify

Mark

Measure

Opinion

Perceive

Prioritise

Prove

Rate

Recommend

Rule on

Select Support Value

Adapt

Build

Change

Choose

Combine

Compile

Compose

Construct Create

Delete

Design

Develop

Discuss

Elaborate

Estimate

Formulate

Happen

Imagine

Improve

Invent

Makeup

Maximise

Minimise

Modify

Original

Originate

Plan

Predict

Propose

Solution

Solve

Suppose

Test Theory

Watch Out for Verbs that are not Measurable

Words to avoid

Phrases to avoid

Believe

Hear

Realise

Capacity

Intelligence

Recognise

Comprehend

Know

See

Conceptualise

Listen

Self-Actualise

Memorise

Think

Experience

Perceive

Understand

Feel

Evidence of

To Become

To Reduce Appreciation for Acquainted with

Adjusted to

Awareness of

Capable of Comprehension of

Cognisant of

Enjoyment of Conscious of Familiar with Interest in Interested in

Knowledge of Knowledgeable about

Understanding of

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