I Have a Nemesis

I have decided that grading is my nemesis. The friend who recommended me for the position gave me some grading rubrics to use. They were really helpful, but when I went to assign the actual letter grade, I NEARLY DIED. The rubrics weren’t mathematical! They were . . . narrative. Literary. I tried about five different mathematical equations to make them work, but no go. Once again, proof that I am a non-creative brained, logic-brained, creative fiction writer. Who knew? Finally, I just came up with my own system, and it appears to be working. Yay!! I’m only half-way through grading these papers, and I have a new round of papers due in a week. I hope I get faster at this . . .

Aside from grading being my nemesis, I am still enjoying teaching. 🙂

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