Sunday, October 31, 2021

Stressed out when the grading deadline looms

Between 19 and 22 October, the students in my three sections of Academic Writing in English I handed in their first essay (on Bharati Mukherjee's short story "The Management of Grief"=. I received 49 essays to grade and return by tomorrow, 1 November. I have 14 days to grade them, which means 3-4 essays a day. Every time I collect essays like this, I swear I will keep up with that average so I won't be stressed out when it comes down to the wire to get them all returned. And every time I don't manage the steady rate of grading, and I end up stressed out as the deadline looms. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 31 October 2021)

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