Comments: Late credit

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Turn it in if it is complete on the due day...if it is not complete, turn it in the next day for a possible 70 - 80% maximum. Teaches responsibility. A few never get it, and their grades reflect it. Yeah, so what!

Posted by cardinals fan at April 19, 2011 04:38 PM

Cal's approach works with children. Ruin their fun and they'll do their homework. Your approach is more suitable for adults.

Oh and in the real world schedules are often quite flexible. Show up for meetings on time, because you're a jerk to keep people waiting. Have the work done for the meeting (or be prepared to explain why not) for similar reasons. But unless there is an often legally-derived drop-dead date, you can turn in a report two days late and still get full credit.

Posted by Jeff the Baptist at April 20, 2011 03:14 PM

To be more specific, I think it'd work with elementary school children, less with middle schoolers, and even less with high schoolers. And don't forget the other factors noted above, especially SES (in particular middle & high schoolers).

Posted by Hube at April 20, 2011 03:19 PM