This expository essay checklist breaks down the essay into seven different grading sections :
-style and conventions
-and overall feedback
As you grade the students' essays, you can highlight or check portions of the checklist to signify that the student did not meet that particular requirement. There is also a box for you to record a score after each section and a final box to record the student's final grade. There are no point values assigned for the different sections, so you can make each section worth as many points as you wish.
Additionally, this document also contains a student version, so your students can self-edit and check their work prior to submitting their final drafts. It also allows them to see exactly what you are looking for when evaluating their work.