Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 7.1. Spelling

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



Definition (formal)

Spelling describes the conventional order of letters that identifies a particular word.

Definition (informal)

Spelling: Do you have the right letters in the right order?


For example, the following sentence contains a spelling mistake that would not be recognised by a spell-checker because it is a homonym (a word that sounds similar but may spelled differently). The correct form should be passed.

This particular trait is past between successive generations.

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