Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.4.3. Inclusive Language

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



Definition (formal)

Inclusive language does not include unnecessary and unqualified stereotypes or value judgments concerning gender, race, ethnicity or ability.

Definition (informal)

Inclusive Language: Does your language offend anyone or leave them out?


For example, the following does not use inclusive language because it infers that all teachers are male:

The challenge for the teacher is to balance the two in his classroom.

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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