Quote from amberella123
Because I slept through my alarms since it was a morning class. And my roommates were screaming and fighting with each other until like four in the morning. And I had no other place to try and sleep.
You won't grow until you take full responsibility. If your heart was in it, you could have finished that paper. If you are going to cram and finish the paper the night before it's due, at least find a place where you can work all night without distraction. Most responsible people would have finished the paper a few days before the due date.
If I were the teacher, you wouldn't be so lucky because I wouldn't even bother going to the department head. If I were the admission officer reading your appeal with this kind of explanation I would immediately reject it. In the real world, unless the sky fell or a bomb goes off, you make your deadline.
Sorry to be blunt, but your situation is hardly disappointing nor sad. People go through much harder times each day and achieve great things. All that blaming and negative talk just make you sound like a whiner.
Admit your mistakes, learn from it, and move on.