For me, knowing that I have over a hundred essays to read can be quite overwhelming. This is a very accessible, easy-to-read rubric that helps the students see what they need to do for a good grade, as well as helps make the grading process for me as quick and painless as possible! This rubric covers five areas of focus:
1) Pre-writing/Graphic Organizer
2) 1st Draft/Rough Draft
4) Organization/Body Paragraphs
Each section has three columns that total 10, 15, and 20 points. The rubric is set-up so you can simply circle the number or points and add up for a quick grade.