Lazy college professors should not be allowed to be strict. Like any social contract, everything should be a two-way street: if you’re expected to deliver quality, they need to do the same. Otherwise, as far as we’re concerned, the social contract is null and void. I remember when my high school teacher tried to solicit her students to contribute paragraphs that she would then compile into a research essay she was required to submit. We made sure that nonsense was shut down as soon as we could.