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first semester getting an extension was a dead-cert.  The materials arrived two weeks late so getting a two week extension was a fore-gone conclusion.

This semester, it hasn’t quite been the same.  doing the reading for qualitative research methods was beyond challenging…  there was a meeting held for students registered in the course to meet with the prof and hash things out.  The Uni, apparently, didn’t have the technology to link us up via the www so we were effectively cut off from what ensued.  This is where being an external student was a real pain in the patootie.  i’d like to suggest the Uni invest in skype; it’s freeware… and wireless internet… that costs a bit to install…  add a high-speed ISP and we’d be off.

Getting an extension shouldn’t be done lightly; you need a reason.  It’s not a given and not a good idea towards the end of the semester when deadlines loom for the instructor.  The last thing you want to do is place him or her under additional pressure.  (So i never ask for an extension for the last assignment of the year.)



  1. What exactly genuinely inspired u to post “asking for an extension: post-grad version” on “frothquaffer’s blog”? I personally really enjoyed the post! Thanks for your effort, Hye.

    • It was a realization that extensions are not granted wholesale and that students, even grad students need to be aware of the risks of asking for an extension needlessly. You don’t want to put your instructor under unnecessary pressure. Your assignment will not be given the grade it probably deserves if the assessor has been place under undue stress.

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    • You learn to write by writing. i would suggest a free platform. a couple of professional writers i know have free platform blogs. If you’re worried about being ripped off make sure you utilize Creative Commons to indicate ownership of your writing.
      Most prolific writers set targets and set themselves schedules too. And they adhere to them. i’m not that diciplined yet, but it’s something i aspire to.
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