Start with the Metaquestion:
Who is an American? Why is Writing Hard?
Ask for Periodic Log Assessments ( Make Your Job Their Job -- Since
It's Really THEIR Job)
Require End-of-the-Semester Log Evaluations
Tired of poorly prepared papers written the night before the due-date?
Try these options:
4. Make Them Collect Evidence
5. Help Them Generate Preliminary Thoughts
6. Have Them Submit Proposals
7. Require Drafts
8. Solicit Annotations and Evaluations