Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 7.2.3. Capitalisation

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



Definition (formal)

Capital letters are upper case letters (e.g., A not a) usually used to indicate proper nouns (e.g., Australia) and the beginning of a sentence.


For example, the sentence below is a missing capital letter for the name (a proper noun) of an author (i.e., Booth).

This evidence supports Barton and booth’s (2011) claim that both nature and nurture contribute to individual intelligence.

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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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