This is an interactive, simple guide to holistically scoring essays of literary analysis on a 1-9 scale.
It is modeled on a flow chart, so you must only read the student essay in question, fire up the Power Point Presentation, click on the Yes/No links, and get to a score. When you're done, press the Home button and repeat. It's perfect for AP English teachers in the first few years of their experience, before the quick-grade chops are really developed, and the phrasing is even simple enough for student self or peer-scoring.
It is based on the fundamentals of the 1-9 scale rubrics used by College Board to score timed essays on both the AP English Literature and AP English Language and Composition.
I developed for use in my AP Literature and Composition class but it could be easily modified for use in other contexts.
Please keep in mind that holistic essay scoring is highly subjective. While I have found this model to be fairly consistent for my purposes with the College Board rubrics, you may be inclined to modify phrasing or scales to suit the needs of your students.
You should also note that this requires a version of Power Point that supports hypertext linking. Which, to my understanding, most contemporary versions do.
Good luck, and happy grading.