For example, a research paper should flow clearly and smoothly from point to point.
If you were writing a paper about a war, you wouldn't first start with a major battle, jump back to the causes of the war, jump forward to the outcome of the war, and jump back to explain who was fighting. Any topic you could write about can be clearly organized into a natural progression of ideas and facts.
Rubrics are commonly used tools to set expectations and assess student work.
Rubrics are especially useful when grading written work, as they provide a template for grading each student, even when their writing style and topic may vary.
They also help teachers grade assignments with multiple components like a project with a presentation, an essay portion, and group work.
It's easy to determine what an "A" is on a multiple-choice exam, but it's much more difficult to determine what an "A" is on a project with multiple facets.
Teachers have a clear way of assessing students' work and students know exactly what sorts of things are going to earn them the grade they want.
Rubrics are a useful tool for setting expectations and grading student work.
The example rubric detailed in this lesson will use 5 categories.
Rubrics can be used to score work by assigning a point value to a student's performance in each of the categories.