Ten Rubrics for Teaching Writing

Rubrics can be useful in crafting assignments and in discussing and assessing student work. The writing rubrics below were collaboratively produced by Middlebury College faculty as a result of a Teagle-funded project on college writing (project directors were Kathy Skubikowski and Adela Langrock). Although rubrics are sometimes designed specifically for grading, the rubrics below do not neatly correspond to any particular writing assignment or line up with the letter grades A, B, C, D; instead, they are expected to be used more broadly and can be adapted to particular purposes.

General Writing Rubric (for writing across the curriculum)

Discipline Specific Rubrics

Art History Rubric

Literature Rubric

Economics Rubric

Film Studies Rubric

Natural Science Rubric

Psychology Rubric

Narrative Nonfiction Rubric

History Rubric

Foreign Language Rubric