Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 1.1. Topic

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



Definition (formal)

Topic is the general subject or issue that is to be written about.

Definition (informal)

Topic: What are you writing about?


For example, the general topic of the Persuasive Essay is nature and nurture.

Resources (textbook)

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

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