Professors need to coordinate. Assigning me a 6 page paper and expecting me to have it finished in 5 days is very reasonable. Four people assigning me a 6 page paper and all of them expecting theirs to be completed is not reasonable. "May I have an extension sir?" "EXTENSION? YOU WANT AN EXTENSION?! I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXTENSION!" Okay, wait- the Oliver Twist comparison just took a turn for the worst. Visions of bloody knives dance in my head, all the incompetent laying puddled dead.