The basic philosophy underlying this method for guiding paperwriting is consistent with many approaches to writing pedagogy and supports these principles:
1) guide students to working on their final paper throughout the semester, not waiting to the last minute to draft it... and handing in a first draft as the final.
2) use writing as thinking in the early stages.
3) use peer review as a way to learn how to be a better writer/editor/reader and how to give and receive feedback.
4) use a grading system that rewards meeting criteria and deadlines, allows for "failing forward", encourages the inclusion of feedback in the final submission.
This method is all about getting better papers and fostering good work habits through positive feedback and deadline management.
O'Connell, Roxanne Marie
"Better Papers by “Failing Forward”: The LAST strategy,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association:
Vol. 2010, Article 18.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2010/iss1/18