Traffic Cops Writing Rubric to help you and your students edit their work. I love the COPS acronym and use it to have my students self-assess their work using a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the best score in that category. Once students have self assessed themselves, I put my scores on the side. I created DC COPS because I wanted an easy checklist that included looking for D-detailed answers and C- writing in complete sentences. I also added with O- use of class time. I am Canadian but the DC acronym works and after spending multiple hours to create it I hope it will save you time spent marking and giving students and parents immediate feedback.