Rubric for Essays

100 Point Writing Rubric for Middle School and High School

Our free rubric for essay writing evaluates content, mechanics, and the writing process. This basic writing rubric can be used from upper elementary through high school. It consists of a 100 point rubric to guide the student to improved writing ability.

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This rubric includes points for the following criteria:
Content
Mechanics
Following the assigned writing process

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Elements of the 100 Point Basic Writing Rubric

Students will receive between 0 to 10 points for each of these criteria on the holistic writing rubric:

How to use a 100 Point Writing Rubric

Each of the ten criteria offers the student the opportunity to earn up to ten points. If they acheive ten points on all ten criteria, they would earn 100 points - a perfect score. This, of course, is seldom achievable. Simply add up all the points and you will have a percentage grade for the student's paper. This rubric works best for assignments with a specific purpose. See other sample writing rubrics for other assignments.

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