I expect that assignments be submitted on the dates specified in the
syllabus, and my general policy is not to accept any late
papers. This means that assignments not turned in by the due date
will be given a zero.
- Reasonable extensions may be granted in the case of serious illness. A
doctor's certificate will be required.
The following do not constitute valid grounds for
- "I have two other exams due on that day." Since the deadlines for papers
and other assignments have been publicized in the syllabus from the beginning
of the semester, adequate notice has been given. Virtually all other students
are in the same position of having several assignments due for various courses
and learn to manage their time efficiently.
- "I had a computer crash." This replaces the old, pre-computer excuse of
"the dog ate my paper", and has every bit as much crediblity as its
- "I didn't have time...."