Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs Requiring Cognitive Outcomes
Begin course objectives with these verbs
SIMPLE SKILLS <<------------------------------->> COMPLEX SKILLS
 

Critical Thinking

Evaluation

   

Judge

   

Synthesis

Appraise

   

Design

Estimate

 

Analysis

Plan

Evaluate

 

Compare

Compose

Revise

 

Application

Distinguish

Propose

Score

 

Use

Differentiate

Formulate

Select

 

Compre-hension

Employ

Diagram

Arrange

Rate

 

Express

Interpret

Analyze

Assemble

Choose

Knowledge

Restate

Dramatize

Categorize

Collect

Measure

Define

Translate

Sketch

Appraise

Construct

Compare

Repeat

Identify

Practice

Experiment

Create

Value

Name

Explain

Illustrate

Test

Setup

Assess

Recall

Recognize

Operate

Contrast

Organize

 

List

Discuss

Demonstrate

Insect

Prepare

 

Relate

Describe

Apply

Debate

   

Record

Tell

Schedule

Inventory

   

Underline

Locate

Shop

Question

   
 

Report

 

Examine

   
 

Review

 

Criticize

   
     

Relate

   
     

Solve

   
     

Calculate