Wednesday, April 09, 2008

My Office

Messy as usual

I gotta stack of papers to grade: Midterms for Bungo (literary Japanese) from last week, and today's Lit class midterm. Well, it's the 12th week of the semester so its really a latter-term exam. I do this to bring relief to my students. They are usually drowning in study during the 7th through 10th week when every oher prof gives midterms. My students don't have to worry about me until now, when they have nothing else to do... well, relatively nothing else to do. It also allows me to test them on more stuff, exactly eleven weeks worth of stuff. I mean, what's an exam if its not comprehensive, right?

Anyway, back to grading for me. The lit exam was seven pages of multiple choice, true/false, fill-ins and matching. Piece of cake, if you ask me. There was also an essay component, but I give them the topic 24 hours in advance on-line, and they have to submit it typed and formatted. This allows me to grade the essay normally (read: strictly). But that's the nature of a take-home, even if its partial.

Okay, okay, I'm going. Back to work...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy belated

New Year!

Man, have I been out of it or what? How is everyone?