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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.8. Length

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



Definition (formal)

Length refers to the number of words that the author is expected to use to achieve the purpose of the writing.

Definition (informal)

Length: How long is it?


For example, the required length of the Persuasive Essay Example is 500-600 words and the actual length (not including references) is about 570 words.

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.

Resources (web)

Click on the link to access an online resource to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

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