All language tasks are connected to one of two Rubrics that have been developed based upon the Common Core standards for writing. The rubrics are Argumentative or Informational based upon the task being completed. The rubrics may be used as they stand or can be adapted through the technology available with the Defined STEM website. Achievement Levels and point totals can be added as needed. The students will become familiar with the rubrics as they complete more tasks. This familiarity should help the students become better writers while focusing on content-based reading and writing that deepens their content understanding.