Do your students have trouble deciphering and following through with rubrics? Mine do. Every year I find students pass in assignments with pieces missing or not completed even though they were clearly on the rubric... Ugh!!
Now, I pass this handout to them and explain that following a rubric is as easy as 1, 2, 3. "Gettin DEF" (as I like to call it!) stands for DEFINE, EXPLAIN and FOLLOW THROUGH. Now, when students pass in assignments that are partially completed, I just tell them to "Get DEF!"