Making a good rubric is something that has given me lots of anxiety has a future teacher. I am constantly worried that it won’t be comprehensive enough or I just won’t be able to understand anything because I didn’t write a section correctly. What I didn’t realize is that there are so many different kinds of rubrics that you can use, they don’t have to be extremely specific to each assignment. One rubric that I really liked was the life skills rubric, which is one that would be used very well in a social studies class. The life skill you are grading could be about using evidence to back up a claim, which is pretty specific to the social studies discipline. Instead of having a rubric for every big assignment that is due, another great way to do it is having a rubric for each of those inquiry skills. That way, especially if you are teaching a thematic class, you won’t have to keep cycling through different rubrics.