"I do not give extra credit, so please do not ask. If you just do the required work, you will be fine."
"I do not give extra credit tasks. Just do the requirements and you will be fine!"
My whole philosophy was that students should do what is on the syllabus 'to begin with' and if they cannot do that during a semester and/or procrastinate, hand in late work, skip work........ then why should I be accommodating their poor scholarly habits? We all work(ed) hard enough as teachers 24/7, and I made that clear from the start of each semester in writing and through class discussion.
Best wishes as you continue your work and grading.
St. Louis Park, MN
Retired ESOL instructor at Minneapolis Community & Technical College
still a member of MinneTESOL and TESOL