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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 1. Purpose

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



Definition (formal)

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Purpose is the explicit intention of the writing as directed by the task.

Definition (informal)

Purpose: Why are you writing it?


For example, the purpose of the Persuasive Essay is to identify, justify and exemplify a position on the relationship between nature and nurture.

Persuasive Example Essay  

Task: Identify, justify and exemplify a position on the relationship between nature and nurture.  Consider the relationship in the context of school-based education.

Genre: Essay

Length: 600 words (not including references and direct quotations)

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

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