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Learning Outcomes Guide

Verbs and Phrases to Avoid

In order for an object to give maximum structure to instruction, it should be free of vague or ambiguous words or phrases. The following lists notoriously ambiguous words or phrases which should be avoided so that the intended outcome is concise and explicit. 

Words to Avoid Phrases to Avoid
Believe Appreciation for
Hear Acquainted with
Realize Adjusted to
Capacity Awareness of
Intelligence Capable of
Recognize Comprehension of
Comprehend Cognizant of
Know Enjoyment of
See Conscious of
Conceptualize Familiar with
Listen Interest in
Self-Actualize Interested in
Memorize Knowledge of
Think Knowledgeable about
Experience Understanding of