Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 3.7. Evaluation

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



Definition (formal)

Evaluation is the considered assessment of a source or idea in light of its strengths and weaknesses.

Definition (informal)

Evaluation: How do you rate it?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example begins the following sentence with an evaluative statement concerning the studies mentioned in the preceding sentence:

While such studies are relatively new, they are beginning to reveal the biological processes involved in the interaction between nature and nurture.

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

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