Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 6.2.4. Conjunctions

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



Definition (formal)

Conjunctions are words that are used to link two parts of a sentence together to show the relationship between them (e.g., and, but, however).

Definition (informal)

Conjunctions: Joining words


For example, the following sentence contains an inappropriate conjunction (i.e., however). A more appropriate conjunction would be because.

The nature versus nurture debate is one that is significant for educators however it affects the possibility of improvement in students.

Resources (textbook)

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

Resources (web)

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