• Hardman’s Word Tools For Question Writing

     

    Some words may appear under more than one level.  This is due to the words flexibility of being “leveled up” to higher order thinking skills.  You must make sure your use of the word is appropriate, and your answer satisfies the question.

     

    Try to move across the levels on the topic of the question you write from each section.

     

    Level I

    Knowledge

    Level II

    Comprehension

    Level III

    Application

    Level IV

    Analysis

    Level V

    Synthesis

    Level VI

    Evaluation

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Who

    Compare

    Apply

    Analyze

    Build

    Award

    What

    Contrast

    Build

    Compare

    Choose

    Choose

    Why

    Demonstrate

    Choose

    Dissect

    Combine

    Conclude

    When

    Interpret

    Construct

    Inspect

    Compile

    Criticize

    Where

    Explain

    Develop

    List

    Compose

    Decide

    Which

    Extend

    Interview

    Inference

    Construct

    Defend

    Choose

    Illustrate

    Organize

    Categorize

    Create

    Determine

    Find

    Infer

    Experiment

    Contrast

    Design

    Dispute

    How

    Outline

    Plan

    Divide

    Develop

    Evaluate

    Define

    Relate

    Select

    Simplify

    Estimate

    Judge

    Label

    Rephrase

    Solve

    Distinction

    Formulate

    Justify

    Show

    Translate

    Utilize

    Function

    Imagine

    Measure

    Spell

    Summarize

    Model

    Assumption

    Invent

    Compare

    List

    Show

    Identify

    Classify

    Make up

    Mark

    Match

    Classify

     

    Discover

    Originate

    Rate

    Name

     

     

    Examine

    Plan

    Recommend

    Relate

     

     

    Survey

    Predict

    Select

    Tell

     

     

    Distinguish

    Propose

    Agree

    Recall

     

     

    Theme

    Solve

    Appraise

    Select

     

     

    Motive

    Solution

    Prioritize

     

     

     

    Conclusion

    Suppose

    Opinion

     

     

     

     

    Discuss

    Interpret

     

     

     

     

    Modify

    Explain

     

     

     

     

    Change

    Support

     

     

     

     

    Original

    Importance

     

     

     

     

    Improve

    Deduce

     

     

     

     

    Adapt

    Prove

     

     

     

     

    Minimize

    Disprove

     

     

     

     

    Elaborate

    Assess

     

     

     

     

    Test

    Perceive

     

     

     

     

    Improve

    Value

     

     

     

     

    Happen

    Estimate

     


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