Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I am in grading jail. I collected my first batch of papers about 24 hours ago from my composition class. In total, there are only about 16 papers in all after missed deadlines and students dropping the course.

So I'm going to try to do something totally unprecedented for me, and turn them around in 48 hours. In the first 24 hours, I've already graded eight of them.

So can I do it? Can I bust out of grading jail so quickly? Wish me luck.

Even if I do, though, the long arm of the grading law will be waiting. Assuming I return these papers tomorrow at 1, I collect a batch of papers from another class tomorrow at 2:30.


Dr. Crazy said...

Even if you finish grading those papers DO NOT RETURN them tomorrow!!!!! If you do that with the first paper of the semester, they'll expect you to do it with all of them!!!! At minimum, wait a week to give them back, I say, if not two.

That said, good luck with getting them all graded quickly and painlessly :)

jo(e) said...

It's that time of the semester ....