What about those kids who finish early? My son is involved with many activities. He has a research paper due on Friday. This weekend we made him do it. It is completed except for the reference page. He will miss school two days this week for school activities. He will be out until 10 or so three nights this week--also school activities. So for him, it made sense to finish it this weekend while he had time. That meant no time for girlfriend this weekend. And he was stuck home with mom all weekend. He went to this class today. He downloaded it onto the program that they are using for their paper to check for plagiarism (turnitin.com). The teacher became upset that he was 75-80% done. She did not want him to submit it yet because she said anyone that was finished already either cut and pasted it or didn't have the word count. He was two paragraphs over the assigned amount. He told her she was wrong and please check. The site stated that he had 7% plagiarism. I don't agree with that, because the 7% was quotes and he sited that in his paper. Now my complaint: Here is a 4.0 student, with a high A in the class being threatened with a lose of points because the teacher didn't want him to work ahead. If he hadn't worked ahead, he would not have it turned in on Friday and she wouldn't have a chance to do the proofing that she told them that she was going to do for them. But she told him she should take points off because he worked ahead. Is this right?