This rubric is to make grading rhetorical analysis essays in AP English Language and Composition easier and faster. I have students submit their introduction and their strongest body paragraph after they have written the entire essay in 40 minutes. I give students the opportunity to revise the intro and best paragraph before submitting. (They either re-write both or circle the body paragraph they would like me to grade.) The rubric assesses the hook and thesis statement of the introduction, and claim (topic sentence), data (quotation), and analysis of the body paragraph. The rubric allows students to see what they need to work on specifically prior to grading the essay holistically using the 0-9 AP rubric. Common Core standards are included. This particular rubric goes with the 1996 Question 2 Rhetorical Analysis Essay (Gary Soto's anecdote about stealing a pie). However, the document is editable in Word and can be used for any rhetorical analysis essay.
This rubric would work for any writing assessment that requires a claim, data, and analysis of data.