Hi there, I'm new to these forums and have actually joined seeking some help. Not sure if this is on topic, but I just had a question about defining something versus describing it. I'm taking a communications class, and have been given my first test, although it's a take home, so I have some time to work on it. Anyway, on a lot of the questions it says "describe"... describe, describe, describe. for example "describe self-concept". I'd say about 80% of the questions what you to describe something. I guess I'm just having a hard time describing words without actually defining them, if that makes sense. The teacher seems really... "anal" about things. it even says to have the answers in short essays. I guess I'm having problems with both. The book basically defined it and that is what I wrote down, but I'm guess that's not going to fly. most of my answers are very brief and more like definitions. anyway, any help would be appreciated, thanks!