What sort of essay do I have to write? In an essay topic, these words tell you what type of essay your lecturer wants you to write. Different instructive or task words have different meanings, so different instructive or task words tell you to write different types of essays.
Look for similarities and differences between idea
Identify aspects or characteristics of two or more concepts or entities; discuss how they are similar and how they are different & then present your own evaluation
Break down the topic into its component parts, explain the nature or relative importance of components, definitions or concepts and explain how they are interrelated. Also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the definitions and concepts.
Evaluate the merit and point out the strengths and weaknesses of opinions, propositions and theories; evaluate the degree of truth observed and support with evidence.
Set down the precise meaning and establish the boundaries of a topic. Show that the distinctions implied in the definition are necessary.
To give a detailed account of the different aspects of the topic.
To consider a topic from various points of view; to reveal, consider and represent aspects of an issue in general terms.
Provide a listing of the representative facts or elements of a topic.
Pass judgement on the worth on something. Such judgement should be extensively supported by pertinent evidence.
Present in depth and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the topic.