Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 6.1.1. Fragments

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



Definition (formal)

Fragments are groups of words that form part of a sentence but not a complete sentence.

Definitions (informal)

Fragment: A bit of a sentence.


For example, an essay may incorrectly present the following fragment as a full sentence.

How it affects teachers.

It should be written as a complete sentence.  For example:

The essay explores how it affects teachers.

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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