Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 2.1. Information & Data

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



Definition (formal)

Information refers to meaningful relationships between bits of data in the writing. Data refers to facts and statistics.

Definition (informal)

Information: What bits and pieces are you going to include?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example includes the following information relevant to nature and nurture in a footnote.

Meta-analysis of intelligence studies estimates .85 heritability of intelligence for over 18 year olds.

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

Click on the links to access online resources to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country