I am struggling with the quality of writing that students are producing for written assignments. Although one section of the rubric might contain statements such as : “No grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. Paragraphs are well structured. Sections are well organized. APA format is used.” this seems to be totally disregarded. I have students who are clearly ESL , some who have learning disabilities and a large group that I do not believe fall into either category. I can see several problems. One is that ESL students are translating and I believe certain parts of speech do not exist in their native language. Another is that spell check is used and the wrong word, although correctly spelled, has been inserted and not caught by the student. Yet another problem is that the paper does not seem to be proof read for accuracy so many errors exist with the final submission. Last, and most problematic, is that the paper is very poorly organized, does not cover all of the requirements itemized in the assignment document, and is often off target. I have tried to get some direction in how to handle these concerns but I have not been very successful. I feel like I am the bad guy when students tell me they have submitted papers in many courses and have never been told that this is a problem. My concern——-What to do?