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Late work is stressful for all

As finals finish up and grades start to become finalized, students rush to get all their late work in for a grade boost.

For teachers that means they have a swarm of work being turned in that needs to be graded ASAP. 

“I wish that students would be a little more thoughtful about that and their time management. It would be so helpful,” teacher Monica Swift said. 

Late work policies differentiate between the teachers – some are more lenient than others.

“I am maybe a little more flexible because I want them to have information and not just go ‘oh well, I don’t get a grade, so I’m just not going to do it,’” teacher Matt VanBoening said. 

Other teachers go by the district rules and take late work by how the policy tells them to.

“… there is a district one that we also follow. It’s one day for every absence a week, and it’s half credit after that one day,” Swift said. 

As students let out a sigh of relief from turning in all their late work on time, teachers let out a sigh of frustration.

“It takes forever (to grade) because I’m hopping around throughout my book rather than pulling one thing out then grading it,” Swift said.

This late work is probably going to take me a good two hours just to go through and read it though.” 

“I admittedly am slow on getting late work and makeup work graded and out, so it usually takes me a couple weeks to grade late work,” VanBoening said. 

Even though it takes a long time to complete, they still do their best to get it done for the student’s sake.

“I don’t want them to just miss out on some of the content and the information that they need,” VanBoening said.



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