In the IB papers, you will be asked to answer questions using a particular form of words. ‘Describe’ isn’t the same as ‘explain’, for example. Here’s a list – the so-called ‘Objective 3 in the syllabus, plus a translation. Even people who know what they are doing fail to score because they’ve fallen into the trap of misunderstanding the question’s precise requirements.
This screenshot should help. Remember, in paper 2 (HL) question 1 is always data analysis, often with a discussion of errors (see earlier post for more help). Please read and comment.