Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Nose to the Grindstone

Sorry, faithful readers, but blogging will be somewhat limited all week as I am grading 170 exams.

Grading is a professor's chance to feel like an hourly employee: the job is to do a particular, defined task again and again and again, and then the next day -- same thing.

This is the one bad part of academic life. If you've never read 100 bad essays on the same topic, it's not something you want to start now.

But it's only 3 weeks out of the year. Forty-nine weeks of the year, we have the world's greatest job. Smile, professors. I'll smile next Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Did you consider how your students would feel when they read this post?

Jon Siegel said...

See next post.