Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grading Jail

I feel like Mephistopheles, where I am is grading jail, nor am I out of it, even when I'm not actually grading at that moment.

I have an assignment that seems to me really good in some ways.  And when students actually follow the directions, it works GREAT.  When they don't, they really bomb horribly.

But it takes for bleeping every to grade, and that's not good.


  1. I had one of those assignments. It's so easy if they follow directions, but I still ended up with a bunch of Fs.

  2. The Mephistopheles analogy is PERFECT. We took our kids to see Santa earlier, and I wanted to ask for a TA for Christmas, but you know, by then, the grading will be over and I'll be well into prep for the spring. So much for that.

    (Of course, I'm not a Christian any more, so I am uninterested in Christmas these days. Hubby and the kids are into it. Me, not so much.)