to help students our students- delete the first 'students'
and yet- and yet,
literature paper- literature paper,
their students- they have moved from 'our' to 'their'. I'd replace 'their students' with 'them'
sit for the paper- I'd say 'sit for it' as it's clear which paper it is
an important subject as literature- the importance of a subject like literature
the gamut- range/scope