Assessing Writing with the Write REASON Rubric

What is the Write Reason Rubric?

The Write Reason Rubric is a unique form of writing assessment that is part of the Write Reason Plan.  This Rubric assesses student writing according to three main areas—grammar, logic, and rhetoric—which are the three pillars of the classical Trivium.

Individual instructors will apply the Write Reason Rubric to each student’s writing at entry, midpoint, and capstone level classes.

Normative Application for the Write Reason Rubric

Below are several sample papers to which the Write REASON Rubric has been applied, and these papers serve as a practical guide for the normative application of the Rubric.

At the end of each paper is a Write REASON Rubric application score with an accompanying explanation


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