@ClareSealy @bjaerosmith @C_Hendrick My answer for this is don't assess the end product (essay) assess the process - first drafts, annotated bibliographies, feedback and improvements. It changes the way you assess, but let students use AI for generating the essay proposal. Feedback shifts it to their voice.
@krussellphd1 @ReninaWrites They also make things clear, and make expectations explicit. If your assignments do that, then you probably don't need one. Creativity can be accounted for with rubrics. Where rubrics often fail is the components of "meeting a standard" that is often based on white standards.