You may also sort these by color interesting techniques of teaching children or essay length. In High Schools across America, students are being told to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and so on. But do students truly understand what is being asked of them. Has anyone actually taken the time to explain to them what it means to analyze something.
A student told to analyze a text may provide a combination of summary and opinion. These two items, while important, do not add up to analysis. Analysis is a more exact process than simply playing critic. I believe that teaching is the most important profession in the world.