“If you waste my time, you will have a full letter grade dropped from your average.”
Could I add that to the syllabus?
What if I specified what that means? Asking for help and then not taking my recommendations. Asking for make up work and then not doing the make up work. Asking for help and then not showing up.
It’s never been quite as bad for me as some people but one student didn’t show up after a 30 minute drive one way on the part of the teacher and one didn’t come after a 44 minute drive one way on the part of the teacher.