Grading rubrics and lists of grading standards play an important role in shaping student writing. They help the professor apply equal standards to a set of papers and they help students focus on the crucial writing issues the professor wishes to stress.

Rubrics and standards can vary from extremely precise to very open and fluid. The examples collected here provide a representative sampling.

Analytical Rubric
Analytical Scale
Argument Essay Rubric
Grade Criteria
Holistic Grading
Primary Trait Scoring
Problem-Solution Grading Scale
Simple Analytic Grid