Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 3.1. Logic

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

ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

 

Definition (formal)

Logic refers to the form of reasoning that gives meaning and support to the analyses or arguments in a piece of writing.  Causality refers to the strength of relationship between cause-and-effect that is used to support the analyses or arguments in a piece of writing.

Definition (informal)

Logic: Does it make sense?

Causality: What started it?

Example

For example, the Persuasive Essay Example claims that it is logical to believe that nature and nurture are causally interrelated through natural selection. 

From an evolutionary perspective, today’s nurture will be naturally selected to appear in successive generations as tomorrow’s nature.

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

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