During PTMs parent argue that projects eat up all study time and for the length of projects. I make them realize that just sitting at computer sites does not mean that they are studying or doing projects but mostly it is a shy away from studies and indulgence in chatting, time killing while surfing and Internet socialising.
Computing projects' delays are also a reason of teachers' ignorance and inability of dictating terms and assignment completion followup. Mostly students expect at A-Level that their teacher here will also hand them his own work or they acquire it from other sources and teacher will just accept and mark it. I recently learned that Computer project development has become a lucrative business as unemployed computer skilled youth is coming up with highly sophisticated documentations for O and A Level projects and these projects like other grey areas' product are being sold through teachers, personal contacts and book markets.
Teacher should realise that this is their inability to plan and action that is giving a place to such bad ways. Only and only teacher can stop this nonsense.
In all this I strive hard to come up with methods for fast paced and quality documented projects and most of the resources for teachers and students can be found at our own Computing website address http://sites.google.com/site/computing9691/Home/p2p4-support.