Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
As scientists, we rely on criticism from our peers as a way to improve our practice. Self-reflection is also important as it allows us to practice thinking about our thinking, which leads to creative breakthroughs and meaningful work.
Sometimes students need a mentor text to guide them if they're stuck. By showing my students what a "Exemplary," "Proficient," and "Emerging" text looks like, they can better align their own writing.