What makes for a good excuse for not having your homework done on time?
What makes for a good excuse for not having your homework done on time?Once upon a time, "the dog ate my homework" might have worked.Nevertheless, a handful of professors did reply with their favorite excuses. Royalty and fencing Some students have legitimate reasons why they have to turn in homework late or miss an exam—it just so happens that those reasons are somewhat out of the ordinary.
Back in the 1990s, The Chronicle held an annual competition in which professors could submit the craziest homework excuse they had heard.
In 2018, The Chronicle decided to ask more than 20 professors their favorite excuse for missing a homework or exam that they had heard in their years of teaching.
However, this excuse that someone told Karen Murphy, lecturer of psychology and neuroscience, can happen to any Duke student who’s having a little too much fun—one student told her that they were in the hospital because they broke their ankle falling out of the cage at Shooters II.
Have you ever been in a situation where you did not do your homework, and your teacher asks you if you did your homework? here are some of the best excuses for not doing your homework.1# My computer crashed and I did not save my work/my printer stopped working!
Fortunately, he hasn’t had any Duke students miss work due to jail time.
Gerald Wilson, an academic dean in Trinity College, typically asks students who arrive to class late to explain their tardiness.My father recently retired after over 40 years as a college professor.During that time, he has seen all sorts of lame excuses students offer for missing homework assignments.However, a select few are gross, outlandish or embarrassing enough to really stick with professors.Connel Fullenkamp, professor of the practice of economics, wrote that he’s had some students cite their court dates as reasons for missing homework.Most of the time, he wrote, it’s because the bus was late.This semester, however, a student shared more detail than was necessary—the bus was late because “the bus driver had to get off and poop,” Wilson wrote in an email to The Chronicle.“I once had a student who told me that they would be deported back to their own country where they would likely be executed as a political traitor, IF they got an F in EOS 101,” he wrote.“Needless to say that student spent another three successful years at Duke and ultimately graduated—with an F in EOS 101.” Many of these excuses aren’t relatable to the general Duke population—not everyone can claim their royal status as an excuse to miss an assignment deadline.That age-old excuse probably won't pass here at Duke though, unless Nugget gets ahold of your work.“I think some students think themselves very clever when they 'make up' excuses but what they don’t realize is that their 'novel and creative’ excuse has actually been in circulation forever,” wrote Alexander Glass, lecturer of earth and ocean sciences, in an email.