This is an automated rubric that can be manipulated in Excel or uploaded to Google Drive. To use it, make a copy and title it with the student's name, such as "John's Critical Essay Rubric." Double click on the box you want to select. Add any comments to the box that you'd like, but be sure to end with a period. Using a period commands the spreadsheet to calculate the points and turns the background of the box blue. The last box allows you to add extra credit, or to detract points. You can manipulate the points within any row by clicking on the formula in the last box. You can also change any of the text or add rows as you like.