Criterion A: Communication
The “presentation” criterion assesses the organization and coherence of the exploration.
A coherent exploration is logically developed, easy to follow, and meets its aim. This refers to the overall structure or framework, including introduction, body, conclusion, and how well the different parts link to each other.
A well-organized exploration includes an introduction, describes the aim of the exploration, and has a conclusion. Relevant graphs, tables, and diagrams should accompany the work in the appropriate place and not be attached as appendices to the document. Appendices should be used to include information on large data sets, additional graphs, diagrams, and tables.
A concise exploration does not show irrelevant or unnecessary repetitive calculations, graphs or descriptions.
The use of technology is not required but encouraged where appropriate. However, the use of analytic approaches rather than technological ones does not necessarily mean a lack of conciseness, and should not be penalized. This does not mean that repetitive calculations are condoned.