Encourage your students to use proper thinking and checking steps when working, trying, attempting, struggling, and completing work. Four simple steps. Stop - Calm down. Breathe. Slow down. Think - Look at all the information. Think about it. Look - Look at what is in front of you. Look at all the information, pictures or captions. Look at your work. Check - Check your work. Does it make sense?
You may want to hang this sign above the place where your students turn in work!