I'm in the middle of reading and grading final essays. Almost everyone managed to turn the work in -- not like last semester when several decided not to turn in the final! What idiots!! They all ended up with D's or F's.
So far I've read only about half of those turned in by the morning class, but the good ones are superb and the others are as expected -- a few which reflect almost nothing learned during the semester, and others which reflect having learned how to organize and develop content, but still need MUCH work on the mechanics.
It'll be interesting to see if the final grades change much as a result of these papers.