From my Biology Syllabus
THERE ARE NO “MAKE UPS.”
This class has over 200 students enrolled. To allow “make ups” with a class this size is logistically problematic. Instead, each portion of your grade (exams, quizzes, and attendance, but not the final) includes drops, i.e. one exam out of three is dropped, your two lowest quizzes will be dropped, etc…
The course drops are meant to take into account broken legs, illnesses, family emergencies, away games or events for student athletes, etc…
In other words, these drops are meant to take into account legitimate university recognized excuses.
IF YOU SQUANDER THE FREEBIES I WILL BE SORRY
AND SYMPATHETIC WHEN YOU COME TO ME WITH A
BROKEN ARM OR TELL ME A FAMILY MEMBER IS ILL OR PASSED. HOWEVER, UNLESS THIS IS A SECOND RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITY EXCUSE, I WILL NOT DO A
MAKEUP. YOU MUST HAVE DOCUMENTATION FOR BOTH THE CURRENT SITUATION AND FOR YOUR PRIOR UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED EXCUSE TO COVER BOTH ABSENCES.