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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: Examples

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


Using examples

This section of the IRWC contains annotated examples of writing from different genres.  It is important to consider how the relevance and application of different criteria can change according to the conventions of different genres of writing.  For example, the style (e.g., literary devices and vocabulary) of an analytical essay may differ from the style of a persuasive essay or personal reflection.

As demonstrated in the figure below you can scroll over the text while reading to see how different criteria (e.g., paragraphing or academic vocabulary) relate to the specific example.

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