My Hispanic Civ students have to hand in a mini-essay tomorrow. As usual, beginning at 8 pm tonight, I started getting panicky e-mails from the students asking what the topic is and offering a series of very convoluted excuses for why they didn't start writing the paper until this late hour. It saddens me that they think I'm too old to remember that every normal student starts working on a paper the night before it's due at the earliest.
P.S. While I was writing this short post, I received two more of these e-mails.