Standards and Writing Rubric

WBU Standards for Writing:

Good writing exhibits the following characteristics:

1.  Content is clearly purposeful, demonstrating depth, insight, and critical thinking.
2. Structure and organization are effective, coherent, and logically developed.
3. Conventions are conscientiously observed. This includes—-but is not limited to—-sentence                 structure, usage, and mechanics such as punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
4. Style is effective. Style has been defined as “the personality of the writing.” It includes—-

                but is not limited to—-word choice, sentence variety, voice, and attention to audience.
5. Resources are quoted and cited correctly, exhibiting quality and breadth. *Plagiarism is                    unacceptable.

*See Plagiarism Statement in WBU Academic Catalog.