November 5, 2009

Grading hell

I have done nothing but grade for a week, and I didn't finish until 4 a.m. last night.

I have a double TA load -- and, I have more than twice as many students as the other TA's because I keep adopting the strays (students who never chose a section and are now flunking the course).

And, they turned in their projects and took their midterms in the same week. So I had to grade more than 200 essays this week.

I had nightmares about grading. I fantasized about stabbing my eyes out with my pen.

And now it's over.

But, more than half the class got a C or below, so the fun is just beginning.