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How to get that extension

There’s no way you’re getting your assignment done by deadline. Here’s how to get some more time.

It happens to everyone – life gets in the way, you totally forgot you had an assignment, those oysters you found in the sun weren’t that good for your stomach… and you need more time to get your work done. Here are some tips on getting an extension without (hopefully) losing marks.

Ask as early as possible

As soon as you know it’s not going to happen by that deadline, front up and ask your teacher for extra time. Turning up the day your assignment’s due and begging for an extension looks worse than asking a few days in advance. (This also means that if they say no, you have time to figure out an alternative solution.)

Be honest (mostly)

If there’s a reason you’re running late with it, let your teacher know. There’s no reason to make up some huge story that they’ve probably heard a million times before. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should slide into the classroom and say, “Heyyyy, I’ve been too lazy to work on that thing you gave us, can I have another week?” (You also shouldn’t mention how much Fortnite you’ve been playing.)

If you need it, ask for help

Maybe it’s not a time thing – sometimes you just don’t understand the task or how to get it completed. It’s okay to tell your teacher this, and ask for some extra information on what they actually want from you. It’s better to do this than let things slide.

Don’t make it a habit

Unless there’s a really good reason, you shouldn’t be asking for an extension on every assignment you get. Do your best to get things done when they’re due, and look into some ways to keep your schedule organised so assignments don’t sneak up on you.

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