Now, while still waiting for assignments to be handed in from courses, thesis, etc., I stipulate a hypothesis (or whatever a mathematician would say):
- Let time point TA be the time that the examiner suggests as a submission date for an assignment.
- Let time point TB be the time at which the student finally hands in the assignment.
- Let time point TC be the critical time point at which assignment must be marked (as per the student).
Then, my hypothesis is
The ratio TC-TB over TB-TA will rapidly approach zero.