One of the best ways to help students’ writing is to let them know how you want them to write. With each writing assignment, it is best to give them a rubric that you will be grading them on and go over it with them in class. This way they know what you are expecting of them so they can meet your expectations. This also helps you, as the teacher/grader in the end. Below are two examples of rubrics that I use with undergraduate college courses and advanced (AP or honors) high school students. I hope to be adding more general rubrics in the next few weeks. The resources that I used to create these are at the bottom of the page on the rubric sheet.