Core Academic Skills: Definitions, Examples, & Rubrics

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"University of Delaware General Education Rubrics" (pdf) includes brief but detailed rubrics as well as extended "objectives definitions" (with examples) for each of the following core academic skills:

  • Reading critically
  • Analyzing arguments and information
  • Engaging in constructive ideation
  • Communicating effectively in writing
  • Communicating orally
  • Communicating through creative expression
  • Working collaboratively and independently within and across a variety of cultural contexts and a spectrum of differences
  • Demonstrating multicultural awareness and response
  • Critically evaluating the ethical implications of what they say and do
  • Reasoning quantitatively
  • Reasoning computationally
  • Reasoning scientifically
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