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Developing professional writing using the six trait rubric.

Mary Lim and Peter Mellalieu explain to students how to improve their assignment grades through addressing the six dimensions of writing quality.

The dimensions of writing quality measured by the ‘six-trait rubric' are:

  1. Ideas, content, and focus
  2. Organisation and genre
  3. Word choice
  4. Sentence fluency and voice
  5. Grammatical conventions
  6. Originality and assistance.

Writing that rates highly against the six dimensions has these features:

1. Ideas, content, and focus

Your ideas are relevant, insightful and original. Ideas and argument are expressed succinctly, logically, and persuasively. Evidence is well-researched and presented.

2. Organisation and genre

Correct application of specified genre such as Business Report, Executive Summary, Press Release, or Literature Review. E.g. Recognisable introduction, purpose, method and evidence, summary, conclusion, recommendations. Sequencing of content is logical and effective. Correct use of topic sentences. Thoughtful transitions between groups of ideas. Figures and tables integrated explicitly into your paper.

3. Word choice

The reader can understand easily what you intend. Words are specific and accurate. Technical terms are applied correctly. Cliche, metaphor, and jargon are used sparingly. Words have a single, correct meaning. Miniwords minimised. Word choice adopts Global English principles. Example: ‘Ultimately, the Chief Executive will make the decision.’

4. Sentence fluency and voice

Your confident and succinct construction of sentences helps make your meaning obvious. Purposeful sentence beginnings. Short sentences rather than sentences connected with miniwords. Connecting phrases show how sentences interrelate (‘Furthermore’, ‘However’). Expression is confident and appropriate for international business reader. Your paper is a delight to read aloud.

5. Grammatical conventions

Minimal copyediting would be required to ‘polish’ your paper for publication. Paragraphing reinforces organisational structure. Grammar contributes to clarity and style. Punctuation and spelling are accurate.

6. Originality and assistance

All assistance acknowledged honestly and correctly. All assistance acknowledged honestly and correctly. Quotations and paraphrases from research include in-text citations. Citation and referencing of sources, figures, and tables uses APA style. Turnitin Originality score < 15.

Writing that is deficient against the six dimensions has these features:

  1. Ideas: You are just beginning to identify what you want to write.
  2. Organisation and genre: The structure and sequence of your paper is jumbled and confusing. 
  3. Word choice: The reader is often asking “What did you mean by this?”. 
  4. Sentence fluency and voice: Your sentences are awkward, incomplete, or rambling. 
  5. Grammatical conventions: Copyediting and proofreading not under control.
  6. Originality and assistance: Assistance from literature,  staff, or students uncited and unacknowledged.

Deficient writing is detailed further in the six-trait rubric.

Copies of the six trait assessment rubric

Available from:

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, July 25). Assessment Rubric for Professional Language: Six-Trait Method for Evaluating Writing Quality (Ver 1.5) (pdf). Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49418067/Six%20trait%20rubric%202013_PUBLIC.pdf

Word version here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49418067/Six%20trait%20rubric%202013_PUBLIC.doc

Related

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). How can we incentivise our students to develop an appropriate professional writing style? My policy and practice. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62944857816

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). How should we write? Style guide suggestions for New Zealand business students. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62961602825

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). Exemplars and guidance for writing a technical executive summary and report. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62931215234

References

Coe, M., Hanita, M., Nishioka, V., Smiley, R., & Park, O.-C. (2011). An Investigation of the Impact of the 6+1 Trait Writing Model on Grade 5 Student Writing Achievement (No. NCEE 2012-4010). Washington, DC: US Department of Education/National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance/Institute of Educational Sciences. Retrieved from http://educationnorthwest.org/webfm_send/1218

Dusseau, D. (n.d.). Genres of business writing. University of Oregon. Retrieved November 18, 2013, from http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ddusseau/101/199/199GENRES.htm

Education Northwest. (n.d.). Six-Trait Analytical Writing Assessment Model - Scoring Guide (Rubric). Toolkit98. Retrieved March 10, 2013, from http://apps.educationnorthwest.org/toolkit98/traits/index.html

HyperGrammar: Electronic grammar course. (n.d.). The Writing Centre, University of Ottawa. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/

Maryvale Elementary. (n.d.). Student Friendly Writing Rubric (From a School Using the 6 Traits of Writing). (J. Norton, Ed.). Retrieved from http://frzm9.cpeg6.servertrust.com/What-is-a-rubric-and-how-this-impacts-your-grade-s/222.htm

McAlpine, R. (1997). Global English for Global Business. Longman.

McAlpine, R. (n.d.). From Plain English to Global English. Quality Web Content. Retrieved August 12, 2009, from http://www.webpagecontent.com/arc_archive/139/5/

Peha, S. (n.d.). Looking for quality in student writing: Learning to see things kids can do so we can teach them to do the things they can’t. Retrieved March 10, 2013, from http://www.ttms.org/writing_quality/writing_quality.htm

St Vincent High School Six Traits of Writing Cross-Curricular Rubric (Full rubric). (n.d.). Retrieved April 12, 2011, from http://www.svdepaul.org/HighSchool//Files/Student_Friendly_Writing_Rubric.doc

What is a rubric and how this impacts your grade. (n.d.). Retrieved February 1, 2013, from http://www.childbook.com/What-is-a-rubric-and-how-this-impacts-your-grade-s/222.htm

Track who is reading your research through Google Citations

I have now set up Google Scholar to track who is citing my work in their publications, herehttp://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oq_kacMAAAAJ.

It will be interesting to see if I get a lift in citations now that the publications are more easily accessible via my Academia.edu portal.

My most highly cited papers so far are:

Year of publication in (brackets).

  • Business Attitudes to Government Export Services and Export Marketing Behaviour (1981)
  • Preparing to engage in education for sustainability: A critique of the New Zealand tertiary education strategy (2008)
  • An interactive planning model for the New Zealand dairy industry (1983)
  • Investing in education for sustainability: An exploratory strategic audit of a tertiary educational organisation (2008)
  • Auditing the strategic plan (1992)
  • Investing in education for eco-sustainability: A ʻfast followerʼ strategic posture or Unitec Institute of Technology (2008)
  • Shifting frontiers, new priorities, creating pathways: elevating the case for tertiary education for sustainable development in New Zealand (2009)
  • Opening the black box: Beyond adventure-based management education programmes (1994)
  • New Zealand perspectives of international entrepreneurship (2004)


For advice on setting up Google Citations, see:

Eisen, J. (2012, April 3). Playing with Google Scholar’s “Citations” system - some nice features but in need of a little fine tuning. The Tree of Life. Retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://phylogenomics.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/playing-w-google-scholars-citations.html
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A month of citations - September 2010

What a bizarre mix of reading has passed through my mynd over the past month! Of course, I haven’t read ALL these items over the month. For instance, I’ve just begun to read Spada’s biography of Streisand.The list is slightly atypical of my usual reading due to my role of organising a concert programme of French art song on Sunday 26 Sept. And in case anyone is wondering, my reading has lead me to reject the notion that the Great Pyramids are evidence of God (or aliens).

Thanks to zotero.org for the citations management system.

allmusic ((( Marguerite Monnot > Biography ))). (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:66bsa9lgi23s~T1

Ambroise Thomas: Biography - Classic Cat. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.classiccat.net/thomas_a/biography.php

Apple - Pro - Techniques - Maximize Your Inputs with Aggregate Audio, p. 1. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 15, 2010, from http://www.apple.com/pro/techniques/aggregateaudio/

Apple - Support - Discussions - Your Questions. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 18, 2010, from http://discussions.apple.com/questions.jspa

Archer, J. (1996). The fourth estate. London: HarperCollinsPublishers.  

Ayres, I. (2010, September 1). Is Your University Complying With the New Textbook Law? NYTimes.co. Retrieved September 2, 2010, from http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/is-your-university-complying-with-the-new-textbook-law/

Berlioz and Shakespeare. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bard/Berlioz%20and%20Shakespeare.htm

Bonjour, Suzon!, song for voice & piano (or orchestra): Information from Answers.com. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.answers.com/topic/bonjour-suzon-song-for-voice-piano-or-orchestra

Business plan Project and rubric. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 22, 2010, from www.schools.manatee.k12.fl.us/…plan/ent_business_plan_project.doc

BusinessGreen.com Group - UK green professionals Group News | LinkedIn. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 12, 2010, from http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=191444425&gid=1931321&type=news&item=191444425&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebusinessgreen%2Ecom%2Fbusiness-green%2Fnews%2F2269449%2Ftransocean-hits-back-bp-self&urlhash=psYx&goback=%2Egde_1931321_news_191444425

Carr, N. (2010a, August 27). How the Internet is making us stupid. Telegraph. Retrieved September 4, 2010, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/7967894/How-the-Internet-is-making-us-stupid.html

Carr, N. (2010b). The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember. Atlantic Books.  

Ce que je suis sans toi (Peyre, set by C. Gounod) (The Lied and Art Song Texts Page: Texts and Translations to Lieder, mélodies, canzoni, and other classical vocal music). (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=12738

Cornford, C., & Coltman, D. (2009). Unitec Sustainability Framework – Phase 1 - Memo to Leadership team. Unitec Institute of Technology.

Édouard Lalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalo

Emerson, L., MacKay, B. R., Funnell, K. A., & MacKay, M. B. (2002). Writing in a New Zealand Tertiary Context: WAC and Action Research. Language and learning across the disciplines, 5(3), 110-133. Retrieved from http://wac.colostate.edu/llad/v5n3/v5n3.pdf#page=112  

Firefox 4 won’t run on PowerPC Macs, Mozilla says. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 16, 2010, from http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/08/26/firefox-4-wont-run-on-powerpc-macs-mozilla-says/#thankYou

French song from Berlioz to Duparc … - Google Books. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=ov70_xg3En0C&pg=PA396&lpg=PA396&dq=lalo+L%27aube+na%C3%AEt,+et+ta+porte+est+close!&source=bl&ots=CcVHo7o5Qy&sig=neZnczRvA6IeGK8HnJpHS3gWpjM&hl=en&ei=R5qdTOe4IZG-sAPQs5jWAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=L%27aube%20na%C3%AEt&f=false

Friedman, E. (2008, August 5). Apple TV is the Apple Newton of my generation. Marketing.fm. Retrieved September 2, 2010, from http://www.marketing.fm/2008/08/05/apple-tv-is-the-apple-newton-of-my-generation/

Gabriel Fauré - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Faur%C3%A9

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (Gabriel Urbain Fauré) - Composers - Cantorion, Sheet music & concert listings for free. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://cantorion.org/composers/178/Gabriel_Urbain_Faur%C3%A9

Google Translate. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://translate.google.co.nz/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://operacritiques.free.fr/css/index.php%3F2008/04/26/929-a-la-decouverte-de-la-melodie-francaise-parcours-discographique-commente-v-esprit-francais-faure&ei=Z5OdTI-mHoHWtQOQvYnWAQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCkQ7gEwAzgK&prev=/search%3Fq%3DLes%2Bberceaux%2Bmassenet%2Bwiki%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26newwindow%3D1%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26prmdo%3D1

Great Pyramid Proof of God | Odd Books. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 17, 2010, from http://oddbooks.co.uk/oddbooks/riffert.html

Hamilton, F. W. (1918). Word Study and English Grammar: A Primer of Information about Words, Their Relations and Their Uses. Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices, Part VI, No. 32. Chicago: Committee on education, United typothetae of America. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30036  

Haswell, R. H. (1983). Minimal marking. College English, 45(6), 600-604. Retrieved from http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fusers.ipfw.edu%2Fwellerw%2Fminimal_marking.pdf&ei=uMmNTKKNMYXfceqd6ZgE&usg=AFQjCNHWruG3HqdrPpSI-TYaMHRN_TShPQ&sig2=iaBVfx_5uNalrJpIRx-YAA  

History of geodesy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 18, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_geodesy

Is the CPU on the iMac G5 upgradable? How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac G5 models? How do you upgrade the hard drive? @ EveryMac.com. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 16, 2010, from http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/faq_g5/imac-g5-processor-upgrade-ram-and-hard-drive-upgrade-pci-slots.html

JSTOR: The Musical Times, Vol. 61, No. 927 (May 1, 1920), pp. 302-305. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://www.jstor.org/pss/909930

La mort d’Ophélie, H 92 (Berlioz, Hector) - IMSLP. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://imslp.org/wiki/La_mort_d%27Oph%C3%A9lie,_H_92_(Berlioz,_Hector)

Les Inrocks : Charles Trenet - “Trenet, ni mort ni juif”. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://www.lesinrocks.com/musique/musique-article/article/charles-trenet-trenet-ni-mort-ni-juif/

Mantle, J. (1989). Fanfare: The unauthorised biography of Andrew Lloyd Webber. London, UK: Michael Joseph.  

Mellalieu, P. (2010, September 6). A history of environmental sustainable development (ESD) at Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec Institute of Technology.

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010a, August 22). Matangi Dairy Factory, New Zealand Dairy Group. Innovation & chaos … in search of l’excellence. Retrieved September 8, 2010, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/990000387/matangi

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010b, September 2). My first-year university experience: a white-booted techie. Innovation & chaos … in search of l’excellence. Retrieved September 8, 2010, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/1051138866/my-first-year-university-experience-a-white-booted

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010c, September 18). French Art Songs - Les Melodies Françaises. Mynstrel: A song maker in Aotearoa. Retrieved September 18, 2010, from http://mynstrel.blogspot.com/2010/09/french-art-songs-les-chansons-francaise.html

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010d, September 22). Feedback on a written case study assignment in first year (freshman) tertiary students. Innovation & chaos … in search of l’excellence. Retrieved September 22, 2010, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/1165321952/feedback-on-a-written-case-study-assignment-in-first

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010e, September 26). Les Mélodies Françaises (French Art Songs) - Programme Notes. Mynstrel: A song maker in Aotearoa. Retrieved September 27, 2010, from http://mynstrel.blogspot.com/2010/09/les-melodies-francaises-french-art.html

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010f). Smoothing seasonal resource supply in land-based industries: Economic and technical impacts of ‘smoothing the flush’ in New Zealand dairy milk production and processing. In Unitec Teaching, Learning and Research Symposium. Auckland, NZ: Unitec Institute of Technology.

Mélodie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9lodie

Midnight Oil Books. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 17, 2010, from http://www.midnightoilbooks.com/books_by_cat.php?id=6

Mignon (Thomas) - Synopsis. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.musicwithease.com/thomas-mignon-synopsis.html

Mohr, T. (2010a, September 22). 10 rules for brilliant women. Wise Living Blog. Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://wiselivingblog.com/

Mohr, T. (2010b, September 22). How To Get Out Of Your Business Comfort Zone. Productive flourishing. Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.productiveflourishing.com/how-to-get-out-of-your-business-comfort-zone/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ProductiveFlourishing+%28Productive+Flourishing%29#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed

Mohr, T., & Stillman, J. (2010, September 23). 3 Ways to Break Out of a Career Rut. BNET. Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.bnet.com/blog/entry-level/3-ways-to-break-out-of-a-career-rut/3187?promo=713&tag=nl.e713

My MIDI files. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 4, 2010, from http://mymidifiles.canalblog.com/

On-Stage CM01 at zZounds. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 23, 2010, from http://www.zzounds.com/item—MUPCM01

On-Stage CM01 Fully adjustable adaptor enables you to mount almost any camera/video camera to a mic stand. Microphone Stands and Accessories Microphone Stand Accessories 49089 OSS CM01 CAMERA MOUNT ADAPTER UPC 659814490899 - On-Stage AHN2B to IC15. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 23, 2010, from http://www.aiconsol.com/cm01-on-stage.html

Paul Bourget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 11, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bourget

Piven, J., Borgenicht, D., Worick, J., & Brown, B. (2004). Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Case-Scenario-Survival-Handbook-College/dp/B000977UMK#reader_B000977UMK  

PPC Macs ‘likely’ to be unsupported by Firefox 4. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 16, 2010, from http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/26/ppc-macs-likely-to-be-unsupported-by-firefox-4/

Quotes by Coach Thomas Leonard « Thomas Leonard Photos’s Blog. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 12, 2010, from http://thomasleonardphotos.wordpress.com/quotes-by-coach-thomas-leonard/

ResearchOutputTypesEvidenceGuidev1.pdf. (n.d.). . Retrieved from http://unitec.roms.intuto.com/App_Themes/Unitec/docs/ResearchOutputTypesEvidenceGuidev1.pdf

ResearchOutputTypesQuickReferenceGuidev1.pdf. (n.d.). . Retrieved from http://unitec.roms.intuto.com/App_Themes/Unitec/docs/ResearchOutputTypesQuickReferenceGuidev1.pdf

RIFFERT - Great pyramid proof of god.pdf. (n.d.). .

Riffert, G. R. (2005). Great Pyramid Proof of God. Kessinger Publishing, LLC.  

ROMS - Research Output Management System. (n.d.). Unitec. Retrieved September 8, 2010, from http://unitec.roms.intuto.com/References/MyReferences

Schumpeter. (2010, September 2). Declining by degree: Will America’s universities go the way of its car companies? The Economist. Retrieved September 12, 2010, from http://www.economist.com/node/16941775?story_id=16941775&fsrc=nlw|mgt|09-08-2010|management_thinking

Sobaskie, J. W. (2003). Salons, Singers and Songs: A Background to Romantic French Song, 1830-1870 (review). Notes, 59(4), 909-910. doi:10.1353/not.2003.0079  

Sony kicks off Open Planet Initiative -
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Spada, J. (1981). Streisand: The Woman and the Legend (1st ed.). Doubleday.  

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Tunley, D. (2002). Salons, Singers and Songs: A Background to Romantic French Song 1830-1870. University of Western Australia.  

A Po.fessor&#8217;s reading records over 18 months
The CEO of Amazon e-store announced recently that the ratio of e-books sold to &#8216;real&#8217; books was 6:10. (See here) Accordingly, I decided to analyse my own reading record. Since March 2009 I have been recording much of my reading in my Zotero citations database. The pie graph shows that approximately 75 per cent of my 1729 items read  - or noted! - comes from material off the web &#8216;not otherwise classifiable&#8217; as journals, books, reports, conference presentations, magazines, or newspaper articles.
You can view some of my references, related to sustainable development, here:
Mellalieu, P. J. (n.d.). Zotero | Groups &gt; sustainable development (Shared reference library). Retrieved June 24, 2009, from http://www.zotero.org/groups/sustainable_development

A Po.fessor’s reading records over 18 months

The CEO of Amazon e-store announced recently that the ratio of e-books sold to ‘real’ books was 6:10. (See here) Accordingly, I decided to analyse my own reading record. Since March 2009 I have been recording much of my reading in my Zotero citations database. The pie graph shows that approximately 75 per cent of my 1729 items read  - or noted! - comes from material off the web ‘not otherwise classifiable’ as journals, books, reports, conference presentations, magazines, or newspaper articles.

You can view some of my references, related to sustainable development, here:

Mellalieu, P. J. (n.d.). Zotero | Groups > sustainable development (Shared reference library). Retrieved June 24, 2009, from http://www.zotero.org/groups/sustainable_development

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