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Author Topic: Work-sprint thread to tackle Dreaded Tasks  (Read 559989 times)
glowdart
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010, 11:53:22 PM »

20 minutes after deadline, done.  And I wonder why it takes me so long to grade papers when it takes me this long to grade presentations that I've already seen and taken notes on.  Yarrrgh indeed!

I don't even know what to tackle next, short of sleep. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2010, 12:04:02 AM »

11:03 pm:  new paper #2  (it's a good one, yay!)
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2010, 12:13:44 AM »

Caught in the suet pudding and flypaper of fact-checking...but making headway.
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2010, 12:26:05 AM »

10 more down, 5 left.  Break time.
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2010, 12:30:55 AM »

11:28 pm:  just found what may be a plagiarized paper.

garghhhhh!!!!!!!!

Even better, this same student just sent me a request to go to a military funeral of friends of the family of her boyfriend (something like that) and be excused from class.  When I reminded her that she would need to bring me documentation, she wrote this:

Hello,
I am very sorry about this but please disregard my last e-mail. I will be attending class.  Something has come up, so I will be here. Sorry about all of this. Thanks for understanding
.

I am so tempted to send this lying little brat to the Dean.

Ok, sorry.  I am chatting.  No chatting.  Grading!

amended:  this still counts as new paper #3 ! 
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2010, 12:38:12 AM »

Ok, more to be done on #1 but the points are noted and can be followed up later.

On to #2....!

Oh, that's in better shape, done.

OK, #3...
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2010, 12:44:41 AM »

So, #3 wasn't too bad, on to #4.

Sorry to hear about the plagaristic possibility; they take so much TROUBLE at it, don't they?

And it only makes more (trouble, that is).
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2010, 12:49:03 AM »

11:46 pm:  new paper #4  (yay, another smart, thoughtful one)
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2010, 12:52:09 AM »

OK, #4 was in decent enough shape as well.

So, returning tomorrow to #1 to clean up stuff, when I don't have to prop my eyelids open with toothpicks--but this was helpful...let's see....what can I work on tomorrow!?
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How am I?: There are four levels: Alive, Alert, Awake & Functioning. Right now, I'm standing upright & moving forward.

We are gifted superfluously--the cosmos is more generous than we can ask or imagine.
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2010, 12:58:32 AM »

Bookmarking. I have dreaded tasks all week. I think all my tasks are dreaded.....
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2010, 1:05:44 AM »

12:01 am:  new paper #5 (kid is a vet, he's writing a paper about the psychology of warfare and this paper is already totally breaking my heart)

della: yes, I hate hate HATE the time-suck of the cheaters and liars.  I want them all to be kidnapped by aliens!

Ok, I'm signing off for tonight, folks.  I don't have a very impressive pile of graded stuff, but I still feel this indescribable variety of giddiness that grading is even happening.  Usually I can't even bring myself to do this mid-week.  I just wait for it all to ruin my weekends.

Thanks for your company, everyone!  I will definitely be back tomorrow, maybe even midday.
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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2010, 1:09:36 AM »

PM me if you want company at midday; I will be working on the longer article and on the rest of paper #1 by then, would be glad to be tied in as well.

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« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2010, 2:42:13 AM »

Done.

See you all again when I have more stuff to grade, and little motivation to do it.
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« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2010, 8:17:07 AM »

Checking in this morning. I need to get 10 papers graded before class today.  Not sure it will happen, but I will read no other posts until I have an update.
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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2010, 9:13:48 AM »

Go, Palla!

(Athena adds her best wishes, I'm sure)
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Pax in terra choreagibus
Ballo non bello parare

How am I?: There are four levels: Alive, Alert, Awake & Functioning. Right now, I'm standing upright & moving forward.

We are gifted superfluously--the cosmos is more generous than we can ask or imagine.
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