Explaining explain

IB Psychology: Explaining explain

Some of the most problematic short answer questions are those that start with the command term "explain". According to the IB curriculum guides, explain means to "give a detailed account including reasons and causes." However, this language doesn"t always seem to make sense when looking at the questions. I tell my own students that when you see the command term "explain," they should think "why?" - that is, why does...

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