One day, in a hurry, I created this simple, generic essay rubric. I use it when I haven't given extremely detailed directions to the students. It helps me stay objective and to also give the students an idea of where their grade came from. I also put four per sheet, allowing me to print less, cut them out, and staple them to their papers. It's also great for when my brain just can't find the energy to create a real specific rubric. I hope it saves you time and energy!