Analysis is one of seven basic categories of thinking in the
higher order thinking skills
Sections below cover: definition;
content trigger questions for science, social science, and literature;
action words; and examples of general trigger questions.
Definition of Analysis. (in Bloom's taxonomy:
In this operation, students divide a whole into component elements. Generally
the part/whole relations and the cause/effect relationships that characterize
knowledge within subject domains are essential components of more complex
tasks. The components can be the distinctive characteristics of objects
or ideas, or the basic actions of procedures or events. This definition
of analysis is the same as that in the Bloom
Examples of Analysis questions for Science, Social Science, Literature.
Separate the components of the process. Identify the features of animate
and inanimate objects.
Social science analysis
Analyze components or elements of an event.
Identify components of literary, expository, and persuasive discourse.
Analysis. Use these key action words in the work of analysis.
subdivide, categorize, breakdown, sort, separate
Break the story down into different parts.
General Examples of Analysis Trigger questions.
What are the basic elements (ingredients) in a xxxxxxx .
What is/are the functions of xxxxxxxx .
Inventory the parts of xxxxxxx .
Categorize the xxxxxxx of yyyyyyyy .
Sort the xxxxxxx .
What is the order of steps in xxxxxxx.
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