So yesterday I finished grading tests that I'd procrastinated about from the theory class. About a third of the class clearly didn't study. (I'd given them a review sheet that told them exactly what they needed to know for the test.) That third of the class did poorly. I don't think it was a bad test, even with the weird grade distribution. I think it really did show who is working and who isn't. As the test isn't worth much in the overall estimation of things, it shouldn't kill any of them grade-wise in itself. Still, it's weird for a test of mine not to come out with a pretty perfect bell curve, so it was weird seeing all those A's and B's (even one A+ with extra credit) and all those D's and F's. At any rate, it tells me what I need to do in class, and I feel good about where 2/3 of the students are in terms of their performance.
I also began working on my conference paper, which is good, but I've got miles to go with that before I can feel ok. I also still have that R&R hanging over me, though the plan is to get that off of my plate by next week, so that I will be free of research obligations and can clean my house.
I had a personal life meltdown last night, which I think was actually a good thing, or will be ultimately, but which sucked at the time.
And I'm still not feeling great, but antibiotics are a wonderful, wonderful invention, and I am improving steadily.
February is a shitty month. Thank god it will be over soon. I always forget the shittiness of February until it is upon me again. I'm thinking this ability to repress February is not a good thing, for if I just remembered its shittiness from year to year I'd be able to handle it better.
I suppose that's all for now. Sorry for the light (and cranky) blogging. Sooner or later a light will appear at the end of the tunnel, and I'm sure I'll be a much better blogger once I finally see it.
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