Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 7. Mechanics

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



Definition (formal)

Mechanics image.Mechanics describes the rules that govern spelling and punctuation for a particular genre and context.


For example, the following sentence contains errors in the mechanics of spelling (i.e., curiculum should be curriculum) and punctuation (i.e., unnecessary comma after debate).

In the context of education, the debate, between nature and nurture can inform curiculum design.

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.

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