Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 6.1.3. Agreement

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



Definition (formal)

Agreement refers to the need for consistency between different words in a sentence that relate to each other.

Resources (informal)

Agreement: Does this word go with that word?


For example, the following sentence contains a lack of agreement between the subject (Nature) and the verb (are) in the following sentence. The verb should be 'is'.

Nature are defined as inherited genetics that affect behaviour and ability.

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.

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country