This is a research rubric that is modeled off of the PARCC research rubric and expanded to make it easier for students to understand specific expectations and teachers to grade papers. I have also included the comment card that I use to help give students specific feedback in each category and set goals for their next essay. I usually give the rubric to the students before their first research essay and go over it. They keep it in their binder to refer to throughout the year. I usually just write their grade on the comment card in order to save paper.