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Action Verbs for Creating Learning Outcomes

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

 
Level 1. Remember
Choose
List
Omit
Draw
Recall
Describe
Locate
Recite
Outline
Recognize
Define
Match
Select
Point
Repeat
Identify
Memorize
State
Quote
Reproduce
Label
Name
Count
Read
 
Level 2. Understand
Classify
Express
Interrelate
Paraphrase
Show
Compute
Generalize
Defend
Extend
Interpret
Represent
Summarize
Convert
Predict
Demonstrate
Give Examples
Infer
Restate
Tell
Discuss
Distinguish
Illustrate
Judge
Rewrite
Translate
Estimate
Explain
Indicate
Match
Select
Associate
Extrapolate
 
Level 3. Apply
Apply
Judge
Select
Add
Compute
Interpolate
Use
Choose
Organize
Show
Calculate
Discover
Manipulate
Dramatize
Paint
Sketch
Change
Divide
Modify
Explain
Prepare
Solve
Classify
Examine
Operate
Generalize
Produce
Use
Complete
Graph
Subtract
 
Level 4. Analyze
Analyze
Distinguish
Subdivide
Design
Illustrate
Utilize
Categorize
Identify
Survey
Detect
Outline
Classify
Infer
Arrange
Diagram
Relate
Compare
Point out
Break down
Develop
Differentiate
Select
Combine
Discriminate
Separate
 
Level 5. Evaluate
Appraise
Assess
Grade
Support
Judge
Conclude
Justify
Test
Criticize
Contrast
Measure
Defend
Critique
Rank
Compare
Determine
Rate
 
Level 6. Create
Choose
Design
Invent
Produce
Devise
Prescribe
Revise
Combine
Develop
Make
Role Play
Explain
Propose
Rewrite
Compose
Do
Originate
Tell
Generate
Rearrange
Transform
Construct
Formulate
Organize
Compile
Group
Reconstruct
Create
Hypothesize
Plan
Drive
Integrate
Reorganize
 

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