Title: Resources to Use
Text box 1: Extensions -- contrary to what you might think, this is not a foreign concept to professors. Professors may choose to grant extensions to students that ask!
- Be polite; give the honest reason why you cannot complete the assignment on time
- Be clear about your request: (a specific amount of extra time, for example). Understand that there may be a penalty (grade reduction, for example).
- If you find yourself in this situation often, you may have a chronic procrastination problem. Get some help with this...now.
- Try to speak with the professor in person, rather than just sending an email or leaving a message.
Text box 2: Remember that it's the professor's right to grant or deny extensions and impose an academic penalty for being late as they see fit. Even a strong penalty is better than failing a course for academic dishonesty.