It's tough to be objective when you're grading essays. These rubrics give you and your students a consistent framework. No more "guess what the teacher wants this time" for students! These essay rubrics take the mystery out of how to write top-level essays by describing exactly what's expected in sophisticated writing. Each level on the 9-point scale offers detailed descriptions of strengths and weaknesses. I use these in my sophomore honors and AP Lang classes. My students appreciate the consistent feedback, and they love watching their writing (and their grades) improve!