In one of my classes, I have a rough draft that was due yesterday. I have several students who did less than the bare minimum, and one actually posted the wrong assignment just so he could say he posted a rough draft.
I have another student who turned in a rough draft that shows he cared about the assignment enough to do it extremely well. He did it so well in fact that I graded his rough draft, noticed he had already done his discussion board postings for the week, and told him to enjoy his weekend off. It’s a holiday weekend that he can spend with his family, instead of spending it at his computer. He won’t be using up family time this weekend with class work. He is well-organized and used his time very wisely.
Who planned ahead the best? You guessed it. Why spend a lovely spring holiday weekend staring at a computer screen when you can, by planning ahead, take that time to be with friends and family? It’s a no-brainer in my book.