Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 4. Structure

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



Definition (formal)

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Structure refers to the organisation and arrangement of parts that make up a piece of writing.                  

Definition (informal)

Structure: How's it set out?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example has a conventional structure for the genre of an essay which includes an introduction, body and conclusion.  A different structure for a different genre such as a short story could include an orientation, complication and resolution.

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

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