A recent survey has found that the conventional excuses given by students around the world for late/non existent coursework has evolved over the years.

One reason for this is thought to be tech savvy students trying to take advantage of the technological knowledge gap between themselves and their teachers.

Although the “my dog ate my homework” is still a popular choice, it would seem that in this modern world, a computer failure is far more likely than it becoming the dogs dinner….

The report surveyed over 500 teachers and 1,000 students, to find the most common new excuses for recalcitrance on the coursework front, they were…

1. I emailed it to you, but I got a bounce-back email
2. I finished my homework but then I deleted it by accident
3. The dog ate it
4. My computer crashed and I lost it
5. My printer broke
6. I finished my homework but was unable to save it
7. My printer ran out of ink
8. My internet was down so I couldn’t do any research or access assignment
9. I spilt my drink on the computer and it broke
10. My house was burgled and my computer was nicked
11. I couldn’t connect my laptop to a printer
12. My computer was hacked and a virus destroyed my hard-drive
13. Windows Vista crashed my laptop and deleted the programme
14. Spilt my dinner over it
15. I lost my laptop
16. Accidently stuck it in the washing machine
17. It fell out of my bag as I walked to school
18. The letters on my keyboard have worn out so couldn’t type
19. Blew out of my hand
20. I put it on top of the TV and the TV blew up

Of course with MyPC Backup half of these wouldn’t happen!!


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