If I was a professor, I would have at least 2, maybe 3, papers due throughout the semester and they would have to be a minimum of 5 pages. I’d make them about things that were really hard to research so they would have to stretch facts and give their opinion. I wouldn’t want it like a normal research paper. I wouldn’t care if you used the words “I” and “you” because I want your opinion.
Then, the final assignment would be to take one of those papers and condense it down to 1 page to see that opinions change everything.