Saturday, December 15, 2007

grading + fireplace = not so bad

If one has to grade, say, a stack of 97 essays (102 students minus 3 who didn't turn one in, minus 2 more that were turned in late so the prof graded them), I feel it is best to do it in a comfortable place with a couch and a table and a fireplace. Oh yes, and coffee. Lots of coffee.

I graded 41 of them this morning before I realized I had an enormous headache and should probably stop for a bit. The only other person in the room was a lovely fellow from Gonzaga who, like me, went to the coffeeshop to grade "so I wouldn't be in front of my computer."

So true!