The last couple weeks of the semester will be tough. I have drafts coming in Tuesday and also completed papers on Thursday. The drafts must be turned around in two days, after which I'll be getting a set of drafts from the other section and finished papers from the third. I can't waste a minute getting them graded and back to the writers.
So I am trying to stay calm and get rested this weekend. I am afraid these will be awful essays. Causal argument is complex, and I have my doubts how well these students understand it.