So like, I know the paper's due Thursday before lecture, and I know it's 3am Thursday morning, but could you look over my thesis statement?
Different duuuude (approaching as I get ready to walk over to the lecture hall):
DD: Hey Overread! Can you take a look at my paper?
OR: Well, you'll be turning it in in a couple of minutes, right? I'll look at it then.
DD: Yeah, I know, but I'm still working on it. Do I need a Works Cited page?
OR: Umm.. Yes.
DD: Oh... I'm short of the page requirements too. I hope that's ok.
OR <bangs head on door jamb>
DD: So, I'd better go finish this!
The cooler thing is that it looks like half of DD's paper is Wikipedia and the other half is oddly transcribed bits from the lectures and chats with me. He's a cool duuuuude, but it looks like he's going to crash and burn on this paper. I should have seen the warning signs when he started angling for grades the day before the paper was due...
Oh, did I mention I'm finishing my thesis? Yes? I did? Oh, well. Did I mention that I have no time to grade papers or plan for tomorrow's lecture either? Can I just have them read quietly at their desks?
Oh #2. I just reformatted my thesis to university guidelines and it looks like I'm going to be waaaaay over minimum. That's good, I guess. I've still got a heap of editing (and writing!) to do though.
sigh. Poor me!