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18 March 2009

the most exciting part of my spring break

is not grading genetics 202 exams. something like 250 tests at about 30 tests an hour (counting setup overhead... hopefully data entry won't blow that average too much) gives me 8 hours of grading. yep, sounds about right. 8 hours of numbing repetition, some students bright, some cleuless, most somewhere in the middle.

in an interview, the famous evolutionary biologist remarked that patience is necessary for science (manipulative paraphrase, that). paint me red and call me a scientist in training. patience and repitition are by no means my strong points!

1 comment:

  1. Ouch. I admit that I did work throughout most of spring break (the proposal does not seem to want to write itself)...but I do have the semester off from teaching, which prevents me from lugging around red pens and folders full of mediocre work. I miss the interactions with students, but I do not miss the grading. It usually happens during my hangover mornings - I'm not sure that's a good thing for the students. Good luck.