This is a 25 point rubric for essay writing. Each of the five categories has five detailed descriptions that make it easy to use. The five categories I use include:
Requirements - 5 paragraphs (introduction, conclusion and 3 body paragraphs) and thesis statement
Development of ideas - organization and textual support
Analysis and understanding of the content
Personality in the writing - word choice and style
Conventions of the writing - spelling and punctuation.