Quality standards for critical & scholarly thinking
Clear - idea or group of ideas are easy to understand.
Precise - accurate and exact explanation of the idea or ideas with appropriate and sufficient detail.
Reliable - consistently good quality and able to be trusted.
Logical - ideas fit together without discrepancies and sufficiently support the conclusions.
Relevant - idea or ideas fit the purpose.
Consistent - idea or ideas are supported by observation, current research, or wisdom of practice. Novel ideas are developed with plausible explanations.
Comprehensive - contains necessary and sufficient big ideas and supporting information to communicate the idea or group of ideas with complexity and connectedness with multiple perspectives.
Unbiased - fair nonprejudicial presentation of information.