Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Grading in Progress


Yes, it's that time of year. I taught a large, 61 person lecture course. So, rather than reading 61 essays, I chose to give a final exam. Now I'm paying for it. One Bluebook's author has handwriting that looks like this: ........................ And that goes on for 16 pages.

At least I'm putting a dent into my grading. I've finished 'bout half of 'em. I'll try to get through another 15 or so, before I go to bed.


On top of that, I've got poetry portfolios to read. Those aren't as bad, 'cause I've seen most of the poems already and the poems are typed.


One of my favorite children's books was Charlotte's Web. I'm always worried about movie adaptations. I was pretty disappointed by the adaptation of James and the Giant Peach.

I suppose the reason why I'm not disappointed by the Harry Potter series is that I haven't read any of them. . . not a one. To you Potter purists, I know I'm missing out, but I have only SO much reading time.

Anyway, E.B. White's classic is coming out this Friday and I'm going to see that instead of Eragon.


I'm heading to the ATL to visit the in-laws for Christmas. We'll be there for a whopping 10 days. Yeesh. I don't mind Atlanta, but we'll be in the burbs. At least we're bringing our laptop.


O! Blog! Tool of procrastination! How I love thee!


stacebro said...


Adrian and Baby and I will be in the ATL for Xmas, too. Even though we live one state apart, let's hook up across the country instead!


Oliver de la Paz said...

DUDE! Totally. It'll get me out of the in-laws house. No offense, Mere. XOXO.

I'll call you guys this weekend.

Anonymous said...

at least the blue book limits you to 16 pages....

i have portfolios to greade... 2-4 book reviews, a self assessment, and every poem and revision from the terms onset....

but, it's better than scrubbing toilets....


Oliver de la Paz said...


I wish the page limit kept the page numbers down, but what many students did was brought TWO bluebooks.

The portfolios--not so bad. Almost all the students wrote good self-assessment essays.

Sometimes I like scrubbing toilets.