Practice Using a Rubric
If you will be grading essays, you may want to practice with one of the following essay examples. If you work in the sciences, you may want to work with the physics homework problem (below the essay examples).
Open a generic essay rubric in a separate tab or window. Choose one of the sample papers linked below and grade it, using the linked rubric. You might start by focusing on a single trait listed in the rubric, such as “Organization.”
Physics Homework Problem
Try practicing with both the analytic and holistic rubrics.
John throws a baseball with speed v = 5 m/s at an angle θ = 60° relative to the ground. What is the maximum height the ball reaches?
How do the two methods compare in efficiency of grading, effectiveness in providing learning feedback to students and overall fairness of scoring? Comparing notes with a fellow GSI can also be very illuminating. Are there any adjustments you would make to the rubrics?