This is something I warn my students against regularly. I even try to help keep them from procrastinating by assigning the research paper, for example, in multiple stages. That way even if they are waiting to the last minute to write, they’ve been researching, reading, notetaking, and prewriting for weeks beforehand.
However, now that I have their research papers in hand, I have a strong desire to procrastinate by not grading them. In fact, I’ve had them almost a week and haven’t graded them yet. Usually for research papers I give myself two weeks. But I’ve usually started by now!
Does anyone have any tips or timely motivation for getting papers graded? I could use some help here right now.