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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.2.3. Narrative Form

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



Definition (formal)

Narrative Form refers to the author’s point of view or position of observation that is reflected in the style of writing.

Definition (informal)

Narrative form: Look who's talking.


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example uses a third person narrative form (e.g., it, he, she, they) that is appropriate to the genre. First person narrative form (e.g., I, we, our) for the genre would have been less appropriate.

More appropriate: The purpose of this essay…

Less appropriate: The purpose of my essay…

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

Click on the links to access online resources to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

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