Two overwrites does not make up for being tardy College Life

Hello everyone:

I have had some students who thought that they could make up for always being tardy by over-writing every assignment. If I asked for one reply, they gave me two, just for good measure.

It didn’t work. If you are late on every assignment your boss gives you, but then give him or her twice as many little extras as he or she requested, it doesn’t make up for being several days late and a dollar short. It makes you, in addition to being tardy, fired.

I would prefer that you learn this from me rather than from your first big job. Late is late. If you are late at work, you might embarrass your boss, if he or she was depending on your information in order to complete his or her work for a major customer.

How can you avoid being tardy? By being well-organized and by not waiting until the last minute (or later) to complete your assignments,  you increase the possibility of being on-time. Don’t wait til 11:58 to turn something in that is due at 11:59. You never know what might block your submission.

Late is late, no matter what you think.


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.

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