grading rubric for essays – Longwood

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ENG 1002 Online: Rubric for Essays

I began using grading rubrics for essays several years ago, and I was initially rather unhappy with how they worked. I found I was giving grades that I wouldn’t have given when I graded without the rubric. Often the grades were higher, but not always. I gave enough lower grades to cause me to notice those as well. ()

Rubric for Assessment of the Narrative Essay


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