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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 3.5. Criticality

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Criticality refers to the awareness that the writing displays about the truth and type of its claims in relation to the nature of knowledge.

Definition (informal)

Criticality: Is that true?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example uses terminology such as conversely, perspective, contextualised, relative, admittedly, and arguably that demonstrates a critical awareness of the limitations of its claims and the multiplicity of perspectives in relation to the nature of the topic.

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

Click on the link to access an online resource to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

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