If you have looked at any past papers, you have probably noticed some questions are very similar in how they ask the question. As well as the words, the diagrams can also look similar.
If you can identify the topic from the words or diagram alone, then you are half way to gaining most of the marks.
Many questions have little – if any – reading. They simply say:
Evaluate ……. ; Simplify…….. ; Factorise ………. ; Express……… ; Solve……..
These are not the questions we need to concentrate on, as you will recognise what to do straight away.
The questions to look at are the ones which give us information to use, whether that is through words, diagrams or both.
The table here will show you which words are commonly used to assess specific topics. You should recognise and remember these from the start.