Does the writing reflect competence in standard English grammar as evidenced by writing that is reasonably free from:







Core Skills Writing Rubric

The faculty members at Schoolcraft College have designed a rubric that can be used to evaluate writing at any level. This rubric establishes the quality standards for essays, research papers, and other types of writing you may be required to do in class. It can even give a framework to assess digital literacy projects such as websites or blogs.

Learning the Quality Standards

Before you begin, you might want to download a printer friendly version of the Core Skills Writing Rubric.

Using the links to the left, you will be able to find my explanation of each of the quality standards found in the rubric. For each standard you will find:

  • A brief explanation

  • A list of Internet sites you can use to get additional information about the standard.

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Standards of
Core Skills Writing Rubric

  1. Standard English
  2. Spelling, Punctuation, Word Choice
  3. Run-on Sentences
  4. Fragments
  5. Agreement
  6. Facts and Data
  7. Details and Examples
  8. Reasons
  9. Correct Citations
  10. Engaging Introduction
  11. Unified Body Paragraphs
  12. Purposeful Conclusion

Download a printer friendly version of the Core Skills Writing Rubric.