Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 6.2.1. Pronouns

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



Definition (formal)

Pronouns are words that stand in place of a noun (e.g., he, she, it, they).


For example, the following the Persuasive Essay Example contains an incorrect pronoun to stand for the word ‘debate’ in the second part of the sentence. ‘They’ should be ‘it’.

The nature versus nurture debate is one that is significant because they affects teachers' perceptions of students' abilities.

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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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