This is a thread dedicated to the discussion of 0% penalties being applied to late submission, should this be implemented or not? I am a student, and believe that 0% penalties being applied for late submissions is quite frankly ridiculous. At my university in the student assessment and examinations handbook it states that a course coordinator may choose to apply either: 1. 0% late penalty, or 2. 10% per day late penalty for up to 7 calendar days and then it will be given 0%. This is treated as a one size fits all rule and there are no exemptions for this either. So for pieces of work that are weighted heavily through the semesters, if you are unable to submit said work before the deadline you will be treated with this penalty with no exceptions. However, it is understandable that from the coordinator/markers point of view that if this isn't implemented that a lot of students could take advantage of the relatively small penalty to hand in work late and keeping track of those who submit late would be an extra work load. But if you have a student that has piece of work which is worth 50% of their total unit grade and is late by any justifiable reason then it will be extremely detrimental to their CWA and potential career prospects. Also in most, if not all, of the syllabus within units they do not dictate that punctuality is a learning outcome, so how can there be any justification of this penalty being enforced. What are your thoughts on this? It would be interesting to get both student and staff opinions on this.