Take apart and look at constituent elements closely.
Look for similarities and differences; stress similarities.
Look for differences and similarities; stress differences. . . .
Explain exactly and clearly what something means.
Show what something looks like, including physical features. . . .
Combine or pull together pieces or concepts. . .
Argue in support of something, using supporting evidence. . . .
Demonstrate correctness by use of logic, evidence, or example. . . .
Make a reasoned judgment according to some criteria
(which it would be wise to make clear using a rubric). . . .
Pull together the main points.