How Rubrics Help Students Learn

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Kristin Murphy for The Chronicle

Aurora Wallis Durfee

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Kristin Murphy for The Chronicle

Aurora Wallis Durfee

Some history professors at Utah State have mapped out learning objectives, creating a detailed scoring guide for student papers. Here is how three seniors who are history majors say they have used the rubrics, which spell out how the professor will judge their mastery of specific skills and knowledge.

Aurora Wallis Durfee

In a course about the United States in the Age of Jefferson and Jackson, Ms. Durfee says she frequently referred to the scoring guide's