BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION
FOR UNIVERSITY LIFE

DEFINITION OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE

Common knowledge is information or facts that are commonly known.

Types of common knowledge include:

  • Undisputed historical facts
    (e.g. Second World War began in 1939)
  • Known formulas or equations
    (e.g. E = mc2)
  • Authors of very well known works
    (e.g. Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin)