Sunday, November 25, 2007

Grading Really Sucks

I mean, sure, there are some bright spots, but all in all? It sucks. That is all.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm with you this evening. It does not have any bright spots, don't fool yourself. Good luck! May it go quickly.

Hilaire said...

Yeah, seriously. No bright spots. :( Hang in!

Artistic Soul said...

Agreed. I am currently avoiding doing mine.

Earnest English said...

Here, here.

It'll be over soon, right?

Sisyphus said...

If you eat chocolate (and/or wine) while grading, the bright spots of the chocolate-eating can trick you into thinking there are bright spots to grading.

Here's hoping that you finish faster than you thought!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I used to be a big fan of grading to "The Sopranos." It got me through more than few end-of-term deluges.

Andrea said...

What if you eat chocolate and whine?

What I do to get through grading? Starbucks with friends. I am lucky enough to be friends with some of my colleagues and we go to Starbucks together and grade. Every 45 minutes, we get 15 minutes of talking and then back to grading. While not exactly "fun" way more fun than any other way. (At this time of year we have been known to round off the grading with an hour of Christmas shopping.)

Kait said...

I'm terrible at making grading tolerable. I always read the ones that are easy to grade (half the required length, not on the correct topic, three weeks late) or have interesting topics first, and then I'm stuck with the stuff that bores me at the end - when I'm the most tired and eager to get it finished.

Hope the term is finishing off well :)