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Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 6.2. Word Classes

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

SYNTAX

 

Definition (formal)

Word classes are groups of words that serve a similar function.

Definition (formal)

Word Classes: Which words do the same thing?

Example

For example, the following sentence in the the Persuasive Essay Example contains word classes such as nouns (e.g., teachers), verbs (e.g., appreciate), adjectives (e.g., stimulating), conjunctions (e.g., however) and prepositions (e.g., with) to name a few.

However, teachers who appreciate the interdependence of nature and nurture can nurture intelligence with stimulating pedagogies (e.g., problem-based learning and number games), while designing and implementing these activities with some sensitivity to the natural intellectual limits of any individual or group.

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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