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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.6.4. Application

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



Definition (textbook)

Application refers to the way in which sources are integrated into the writing to contribute to the development of the thesis. 

Definition (informal)

Application: Why did you write it like that?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example applies Weinberg’s source effectively by selecting only a relevant passage, citing it correctly and integrating it smoothly at an appropriate place in the text that aims to elaborate the thesis.

This position complements Weinberg’s (1989) claim that "genes do not fix behaviour . . . they establish a range of possible reactions to the range of possible experiences that the environment can provide" (p. 101).

Resources (textbook)

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

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