Students are to use this rubric to grade their own DBQ's in order to assess whether they have all the necessary elements. It can be collected with the rubric, or for use by students to enhance their DBQ's before handing in to be graded. There are five areas to be assessed. Each area receives a grade of 1-5. For each grade of 1-5, grades are explained and students are to check off boxes if the item has been complete, this way they can see the exact grade they should be receiving and why. Areas include Introduction, Use of documents, Outside information, Organization, and Introduction (ending).