Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 7.2.6. Abbreviations

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



Definition (formal)

Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or titles that save unnecessary repetition (e.g., e.g. = for example).

Definition (informal)

Abbreviations: What's the short version?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example introduces the abbreviation  IQ for intelligence quotient.

The debate is particularly significant in the context of intelligence as measured by the intelligence quotient (IQ).

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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