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I allow my students to turn in late work with the caveat that the later it is the lower grade it will get, and that this point-lowering decision is arbitrary. Since I work at a community college, this is nice for my students who really have legitimate life reasons things don't get done, and in my experience, most basic snowflakes never get around to work they missed. Major assignments (like lab reports) and tests don't fall under this policy.
So, I get an emailed late assignment from a student that has a short answer bit answered with a too precise sounding answer, oh, and IT HAS LINKS STILL EMBEDDED IN IT. I use teh Googles and find that is copied straight from Wikipedia. The shock! The horror!
Since it is summer, and I'm pretty cool with my students. I email back and suggest that copying from Wikipedia is not the appropriate way to complete an assignment, and if you are going to do that, you definitely shouldn't leave the links in.
The student emails me in return and says, oh, I'm sorry, my roommate was helping me and I didn't realize that he'd done that.