Every single semester I have students beg to turn in late papers, ask for special accommodations, miss classes and ask for extra credit, ask for extensions, and tell me they didn't understand the assignment.
Oh. My. Goodness.
And every semester I have students who come to every class, do the assignments as requested, stay on track, and they succeed.
And tonight was no exception. I stood my ground with whining, please, but you didn't . . . , but I didn't know . . . , can I get just 2 extra points, I need an A.
Good night Irene . . .