All papers, including drafts and the smaller assignments leading up to them, must be turned in by the deadline. Late papers can severely affect your progress in the course and will affect your final course grade. If your paper is not complete, come to class and explain why to your instructor. Late submissions may result in a failing course grade. Moreover, because the portfolio readers will take into consideration all drafts of your work as they determine whether or not you are ready for college writing courses, completing work on time and allowing time for revision are both important to your progress. If you have extenuating circumstances, discuss them with your instructor well in advance and see what sort of accommodation might be made. Do note that fabricating an excuse to turn in a late assignment is a violation of the university’s academic integrity policy and could result in sanctions.