This rubric system will cut your time spent grading by 75-80%! I promise! It's also easy to customize.
Shouldn't STUDENTS - rather than teachers - be the ones responsible for analyzing their own essays? After all, part of what we expect students to do is to analyze works; thus, they should have to analyze their own writing. As an English teacher, I require my students to prove to me that they can analyze their work through a rubric system designed to hold them accountable. I require them to paste key components of their essays into the rubric so that I can quickly review them and then score them based on these requirements. It's so much better than painstakingly evaluating and scoring essays for hours on end. Happy Grading!