Late/Missed work

What about late work? Missed tests?

I often invite revisions of work, and so generally leave the online submission window open for resubmission. Do not assume the window is open for late work. I enforce submission deadlines and late penalties to invite commitment to the intellectual work we do, and to provide motivation. So know your due dates! Use the links at the top of the course page to view them. And then plan accordingly. For instance, don’t leave our class work until the last minute.

Late quizzes?

There are no late quizzes. You’ll simply have to complete these before class. The ones you miss will be zeros. If that’s a problem, consider whether this is the class for you.

At the end of the semester, I will drop the lowest quiz grade – possibly more than one. But don’t think of that as a “free skip”; it is for your emergency. If you use it for something else, then you won’t have it for your emergency.

Late Written Work & Missing Exams

You might have a legitimate “special case,” if, for instance:

  • you’re out of commission due to sleep-inducing medicine, and you have a note from a medical professional;
  • you were late because you had to go into surgery of a sudden;
  • you were detained because you were performing life-saving CPR;
  • etc.

If I accept late work, expect a penalty to be reflected in the grade.

There’s grace for legitimate delays. If you do have a “special case,” let me know beforehand so that we can make special arrangements. Documentation might be necessary.

But don’t expect grace if you have a thin excuse, or don’t put forth much effort, or neglect to clear missing a deadline with me ahead of time, and then run into last minute difficulty. In the case of exams, these will be zeros.