Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.4.2. Technical Vocabulary

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



Definition (formal)

Technical Language refers to words and meanings that are unique to a specific field (e.g., medicine or psychology).

Definition (informal)

Technical Language: What sort of jargon will you use?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example includes technical langauge such as logico-mathematical intelligence that is often used in the content area of educational psychology.

For example, a society that values and nurtures logico-mathematical intelligence due to selection pressures in a particular environment. . .

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

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