Student Writing Outcomes and Rubrics


In some cases, faculty may decide to use the language of the Student Writing Outcomes in their assignments. To support those efforts, WAC designed preliminary examples of using POINT in rubrics. 

The goal here is not necessarily to standardize all paper expectations or grading but to communicate clear, consistent expectations to students or more fully articulate what successful writing looks like in specific courses. 

Principles guiding the POINT rubric examples

Example two-column rubric for a general research paper

Example two-column rubric for Philosophy (with sample comments for students)

Tips for using rubrics (from Brandeis)