Deadlines – No more late assignments!!!

I’m not going to post about this topic any more after this. We talked about this at the beginning of class, but some stragglers missed this discussion, so take note now.

Apparently, there’s been some disconnect about shooting assignment deadlines. I’m not sure why. Deadlines are in the syllabus. We discussed them during the first class of the semester. They were posted on slides in the presentations and verbally confirmed in class when the assignments were made. They were posted with the assignments here on the class website. And they were linked on the Facebook group. Despite that, only eight out of 21 students had posted their Interaction assignments on the website by Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. deadline, and only nine had posted by class time Wednesday.

I’m flexible and pretty forgiving by nature. We learn from making mistakes. As you’ve seen, I make some as well, and I expect to be corrected. I’m mostly interested that you take some knowledge and skills with you beyond this course.

However, meeting deadlines is so basic that I just can’t let this slide. If you can’t meet deadlines, you won’t be able to keep a job. Period. Particularly in the communications field. Especially in the news biz.

This one time, for those who missed the deadline for the Interaction assignment but can upload it by Friday, Feb. 24 by 5:30 p.m. – you will have your score reduced by only 10 points (out of a possible 100) – essentially one letter grade. Your score will be reduced by 10 points for every day after that. I will not accept the Interaction assignment for any credit at all past Monday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

In the interest of absolute, 100% clarity, for all future shooting assignments:

Late assignments will not be accepted!

Give yourself enough time to shoot your assignment, edit and process it, and upload it to the website BEFORE deadline.

If you run into any problems, let me know right away. Like I said, I’m pretty understanding, but meeting deadlines is not negotiable.


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