Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 7.2.2. Full Stops

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

MECHANICS

 

Definition (formal)

Full stops (i.e., .) indicate the end of a sentence or abbreviation.

Definition (informal)

Full Stops: Where does it end?

Example

For example, the following run-on sentence is corrected using a full stop to separate it into two complete sentences.

Incorrect: The nature-nurture debate is traditionally significant for school teachers as it affects the scope and possibility for development and improvement in their students’ learning the debate is particularly significant in the context of intelligence. 

Correct: The nature-nurture debate is traditionally significant for school teachers as it affects the scope and possibility for development and improvement in their students’ learning.  The debate is particularly significant in the context of intelligence. 

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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