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But I am grading

Okay Mister S, you called me out in that post you just wrote. I quote:  (although she really needs to change her terminology, because that post is about responding to students with effective feedback, not grading). Yes, I have spent … Continue reading

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Is it the grading, or is it the grading?

We promised to get back to the issue of grading once we had finished doing a whole bunch of it. As I pondered this over break, considering my response to Doc Z’s throwdown on the subject, it seemed to me … Continue reading

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How long does it take to grade 88 persuasive research papers?

31 hours, 48 minutes is how long it took. That’s 31 hours and 48 minutes between a Monday and the following Sunday, 31 hours and 48 minutes outside of my 40-hour work week, taken from my evenings, my weekend, the … Continue reading

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To grade or not to grade…

On the heels of my efforts this week to grade my 88 research papers (which, as I expected, are taking me a huge amount of time), Mister S challenged me in a conversation in the office yesterday whilst I ate … Continue reading

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NCTE preparations

Mister S and I leave on Thursday morning for Chicago to present at NCTE. We’re facilitating a conversation on Sunday morning about teaching literature in the 21st century. It’s essentially an evolution of the presentation we did at the Colorado … Continue reading

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How long does it take to grade 88 personal narrative essays?

As I said in my last post, I will keep track of how long it takes me to grade 88 personal narrative essays. I’m starting to write this at 6:52 pm on Friday, October 21. I’ll publish this post when … Continue reading

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Swamped

I woke up this morning feeling very overwhelmed. I’m heading into yet another weekend with what feels like an insurmountable amount of work. After the hours I took away from my family on Sunday to chip away at the endless … Continue reading

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