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15 April 2009 @ 05:29 pm
that can't be right.  
In two hours today, I graded three papers.

OH MY GOD I AM NEVER GOING TO FINISH. Why can't I grade as quickly as normal people?
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Constant Reader: elsinoreskirmish_of_wit on April 15th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
That is my grading pace, too! I feel obligated to comment so that they know exactly why they're getting the grade they do, and then it takes me 45 minutes, and then I'm late handing the papers back, and then they complain, and then I'm like "IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD" and they're like "whatever" and I'm like "YOU DON'T APPRECIATE ME" and then I realize that I'm my mother and say "fuck it" and end up finishing 10 in the hour before class starts, the comments of which all end up saying "Interesting, but the argument seems to slip away from you at the end. B-."

Okay, well, it's not quite THAT bad. But almost.
tempestsarekind: bored history boystempestsarekind on April 16th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, god, that is so my life, right there! Sometimes I fantasize about just putting grades on papers, with minimal comments...and then I realize that my fantasies are totally pathetic.

Gileonnen: One of THOSE Daysgileonnen on April 15th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
That's about how fast I manage. Unfortunately.
tempestsarekind: facepalmtempestsarekind on April 16th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Well, at the risk of sounding mean, at least it's not just me! :) No, seriously, I have been worrying that I grade abnormally slowly (everyone else on the teaching staff seems to finish so much faster than I do), so it's at least helpful to know that I'm not alone.
the_merope on April 16th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
You're faster than me! I've been reading at the rate of 150 pages in a FULL DAY. And three papers you will never have to look at again! Think of that, and best of luck!
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on April 16th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Though these papers are fairly short...