| Determine the value of, weigh up the effectiveness of something (but not so that it is your personal opinion) and give evidence from your course materials to support you evaluation
| How far/ to what extent
| Look for evidence or arguments for and against and weigh them up in terms of their value
| Give an account of/ account for
| Explain the reasons for, clarify and give reasons for
| Resolve into its component parts, examine critically or minutely
| Give details about how and why something is so
| Make a judgement backed by a reasoned discussion of the evidence involved, describe the merit of theories and opinions or the truth of assertions
| Explain, then give two sides of the issue and any implications
| Give a detailed account of
| Give a clear, short description, explanation or account, presenting the chief factors and omitting minor details and examples
| Compare and contrast
| Find and show the similarities and differences between two or more items, perhaps reach a conclusion about which is preferable and justify this
| Examine the argument that
| Look in detail at this line of argument
To add a point
| * Also, ... * In addition, ... * Similarly, ... * Not only did ..., but ... also * Moreover, ... * Furthermore, ...
| To contrast two points
| * However, ... * Although ... * On the other hand ... * Yet, ... * Nevertheless, ... * In contrast, ...
| To illustrate, or to give an example
| * For example, ... * Clearly, ... * That is, * ..., namely,
| To move on to the next point
| * Then, ... * After this / that ... * Subsequently, ...
| To note consequences
| * So, ... * Therefore, ... * As a result, ... * Consequently, ... * Despite ... * Since ...
| To summarise or conclude
| * Finally, ... * In conclusion, ... * To conclude, ... * To summarise, ...
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'The Street ' (2009) Making Social Lives DVD, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
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