Students are taught to understand what it is they are doing when they engage in a particular project. Due to this emphasis, they are not only able to do the necessary research, organization, and analysis, but are also able to realistically evaluate what it is that they have accomplished. Nor is this evaluation idle, as it provides the basis for revising and improving one’s papers, arguments, or ideas. These skills are especially valuable, as they allow students to understand that their work in philosophy (or elsewhere) is never done, but is only a part of a broader, ever-revisable body of work that can always be pushed further as new insights and resources become available.