Debby Ellis Writing Center

Designing Rubrics

Because Southwestern relies on departmental capstone rubrics, most professors are probably already familiar with the benefits of using rubrics. Since rubrics are useful for all types of assignments, we wanted to provide you some tips for developing rubrics for evaluating writing.

Developing a rubric for writing is similar to the work you may have done developing other rubrics and can essentially be broken down into three steps.  We hope the following pages will help you in:

Aside from providing tips for creating rubrics geared toward evaluating writing, we’ve also assembled a collection of further resources and model rubrics.

If you have not yet already, you may also want to check out our page on developing effective writing assignments