Due dates are not just for high school homework or projects. There are deadlines after high school too. No matter what your job, whether it be at a fast food joint, a factory, an office, or a Fortune 500 company, you will have papers, projects, or other products that will need to be completed by a certain time. AND TURNED IN. It surprises me how many students will complete a project, and then (even after reminder after reminder) will fail to turn it in, and then will complain that they aren't getting a decent grade in the class.
Do you think that if you are making tacos at Taco Bell, or hamburgers at McDonald's, that you could finish making a meal for a customer, and then just "forget" to give it to them? What if you did this repeatedly? Think you would still have a job?
What if you work at a factory... what would happen if you're on an assembly line, and you just don't pass your part on? Can the final product ever be completed? Think you would still have a job?
Let's think about if maybe you worked at an office, whether a small business or a huge company. Do you think you would be allowed to not turn in reports or paperwork, since those are more than likely a part of your job? What if you didn't turn anything in to your boss? Think you would still have a job?
No, I do not consider myself your "boss" but I do want you to be successful human beings. This being said, please do not blame your teacher for a not-so-good grade if you fail to put forth the effort to place your completed project or homework into a turn in folder. It is not an impossible task. I WANT you to be successful, not just in art class, but in life outside high school.
Thanks for listening! :)