Anyway, the best way to get me to do work is to give me a topic that I'm actually interested in. Hence one of the reasons why I mentally checked out of the "End of the World" class last year when I found out it wasn't going to be a comparative mythology class. Fortunately, switching from engineering to history meant that I've now become much more interested in what I'm learning. Such as follows:
Paper for International Politics class: the question of Scottish independence!
Paper for Rise of Industrial America class: either the 1894 Pullman strike (Eugene Debs!) or the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strike (Farrell Dobbs!)