We've all done it or, at least, most of us have. We've gotten a little behind in school due to social obligations, work, or a new season of a favorite show getting added to Netflix. Luckily, an extension on homework is a thing that is easily achieved for most college students. Here are some good excuses that I, and people who I know, have used while turning in an assignment late. Was I really sick?
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These are the ones that work on me, a high school teacher. Know how gullible your teacher is. Some teachers will believe anything, especially new teachers. More experienced teachers are much more difficult to fool and more likely to be bitter and jaded. Experienced teachers have also heard most of the lame excuses you have planned.
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Students need extensions on their assignments all the time. There are good excuses for an extension … and there are not so good excuses. So has your professor. Some of these are good excuses for turning in a paper late.