The prof will add up the categories and multiply that number by 4 to get your grade: 4 5 5 4 5 = 23 x 4 = 92.
To get an A on this paper, you have to perform with excellence in 3 categories and above average in at least 2 of the other categories. Which three categories are you going to absolutely kill in? All it takes is attention to detail—Microsoft Word has all the tools you need to score perfectly there.
Make a list of three strengths and weaknesses you have as a writer.
Also, take a look at the section at the “Requirements” section.
Your profs know when you don’t take time prewriting, and they know when you’re being wishy-washy or only reading to reinforce your opinion. Also, you should be using scholarly research, which means no random Googling and picking the first things you ping.
Take a look at the first section of the assignment sheet.
All this should take you no more than 10 or 15 minutes.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but using time to get organized saves you time later, and makes the writing process so much simpler.