That's right, folks, I have not only finished GRADING but I have also finished TABULATING FINAL GRADES! It is true! I am very productive and on top of things!
This, in spite of the incredible lack of judgment that I exhibited in participating in Dr. Medusa's Happy Hour last evening. Or, perhaps this wildly irresponsible behavior actually made the grading possible? It is hard to know, though I do know that it probably was a good thing that I went to bed at 9:30 PM because it meant that I was up and at em' at 5AM with a bee in my bonnet spurring me on to grade like a machine!
Thoughts now that I've graded all of my students:
1) I still need to do some tweaking in the grade break-down in my writing classes. I'm making too much work for myself.
2) I think I need to be a little tougher on my intro to lit classes - either that or my section this semester really was just stupendously hard-working and/or bright. I don't like giving as many A's as I gave - it takes some of the joy of the A away when everybody gets one. That said, they earned them, so it's not like I'm going to take the A's away. I just may need to change things up a bit the next time I teach the class, make things a bit more challenging, I think.
3) I am so glad the semester is over.
So now, to post the grades, to email some students, to do some stuff around the office, and then to shop for outfits that might be appropriate for a day-to-night date.
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