Not being able to get your homework data from the computer after forgetting to write it down. . .

Taking the word of another student about the HW policy instead of finding out for yourself . . .

Failing to understand the HW policy although it is written in the syllabus and was discussed in class . . .

Falling asleep before submitting HW . . .

Having HW due a day earlier than it has been the whole rest of the semester . . .

Entering the atomic number instead of the atomic mass . . .

You struggle . . .

Visiting relatives from Las Vegas who make you forget to submit your completed homework . . .

BYU buildings locked because of Labor Day with your homework in your locker inside . . .

Not having the right schedule because you werenít in class when the new one was handed out. . .

Being out of town on a research trip . . .

Snowboard accidents that take a chunk out of your elbow and leave you pumped full of Lortab . . .

Being too stressed to take an exam because you have to decide today if you should take a job in Maui . . .

Having your exam confiscated because you used your cell phone to call your boyfriend from the testing center restrooms . . .

Being on dance company tour away from the internet. . .

Remembering that you submitted your homework while the computer disagrees . . .

New babies coming soon . . .

Medical/Dental School interviews . . .

Funerals which take longer than expected . . .

Cars that donít move when you step on the gas pedal . . .

Wives who are going to be induced today . . .

Influenza viruses . . .

Doctors who have said that you should not go to classes or work . . .

Fevers that put daughters in the hospital . . .

Airlines that lose your luggage with your homework inside . . .

Flu that causes scratchy eyeballs . . .

Gallbladder attacks . . .

Wives who lock you out of your apartment with your homework on the counter . . .

Snowstorms that prevent you from getting to the testing center on time . . .

 

These are all examples of why I allow you to drop one homework, three quizzes and one exam.  At the end of the semester the computer will find the slot(s) from each category with the most missed points and make them 100%.

 

Prof. Magleby