Consider these scenarios.
A. Rewriting a report.
Student 1: Could I rewrite the report which I plagiarized for a new grade?
Me: No. I will not give you special treatment. Don’t do it again.
B. Accepting late homework.
Student 2: I forgot the homework's due date. Can I turn it in late for partial credit?
Me: I understand that this can happen but I can’t treat you any different than other students.
C. Allowing a make-up exam.
Student 3: I missed the exam on Monday because I was on a family vacation. Can I have a make-up test?
Me: How is your family? I hope everybody had a relaxing trip. Tell your dad I said “Hi.” I’m available any afternoon this week or early next week. What time would work for you?
D. Excusing an absence due to sickness.
Student 4: I was throwing up and had diarrhea two days ago and missed lab. I don't have a doctor's note. Can I attend another lab session to make up the missed experiment?
Me: That’s too bad. Without a note, I can’t reschedule your lab time. Sorry.
Guess which student is my department head’s daughter?
Now, don’t go directing any bad mojo towards her. She’s actually a courteous and hard-working student but it wouldn’t matter. Some students are made men.