These rules apply specifically to BIOC 311, 313, and 413.
The late assignment policies for other lab courses may be different.
It is essential that papers and other assignments be completed and submitted on time. Once the due date is long past, the significance of the material becomes vague, and the learning value diminishes.
A 10% per day penalty (weekends count as 2 days) will
be applied to LATE final notebooks, final papers, posters,
project proposals, and any other assignments.
***NOTICE: HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (library work / plagiarism
exercises for BIOC 311, team assignments
for BIOC 313, etc.) ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF LAB OR
AS SPECIFIED in OWL-Space. ROUGH
DRAFTS FOR SECTIONS OF THE BIOC 311 PAPER ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING
OF LAB OR AS SPECIFIED.***
FREEBIE for BIOC 311: You have the option of
taking ONE two-day extension for ONE section draft in BIOC 311.
Please notify me by e-mail if you decide to take this extension.
I encourage you to hold onto this option in case something unexpected
arises around a due date for a section draft--if you have an
issue, please use your free extension first; if you need additional
time, please contact me so we can discuss your situation.
Although in the real world there are no excuses, you will be given a break on assignments due to circumstances that are beyond your control. Alternative due dates will be worked out with the instructor on an individual basis.
Here are two permissible reasons for a late submission:
Situations that are not considered acceptable reasons
for turning in a late assignment include:
- A serious illness (flu is serious - upset stomach
or case of the sniffles is not) or accident
- A serious family emergency or death (you are on
your honor here)
Other unusual circumstances may count also. For example, if the university closes due to flooding on the date the work is due.
Please keep up with the course. Neither you nor your instructor will be happy with the experience if you don't complete the work on time.
- the computer
- my files are corrupted
- a busy week of exams, papers
- a busy work schedule
- going out of town for personal or family business (except
- interviews (med school, grad school, job, etc.)
- doctor or dentist appointment
Absolutely do not try to extend
a deadline for such reasons!
It is your responsibility to plan ahead.
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Created by B. Beason (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rice University, 9 June 1999
Updated 17 August 2012