Ken's solution to late work makes a lot of sense to me. It sounds like the
real world. I would also like to add that if you have critiques, critique
the unfinished work along with the finished. Perhaps feedback will help the
students complete the work. That's that way we did it in college.
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. . .I have used this policy for the last 8 years or so. I give the
assignment and we go through the procedures and when I have about 2-3
students finishing I will set a due date. The due date is the time all work
in class will be stopped. They automatically have one week grace period to
take it home and finish. After that week they must petition me to give more
time, however no more time in class. They come in after school, before
school, (we have a tutorial period) and work at home. If they do not talk
to me I deduct 5 point a day for every day late. If they were absent for
three days during the assignment I might add that on.
. . . This gives my hard working students time to finish and slow but good
workers time to complete and have full credit. The slackers will not finish
and they are graded accordingly. . .