Thursday, April 30, 2009

One week (plus a little) to go!

This semester is almost over. It's so close I can just about taste the churros at Disneyland. I'm doing my best not to check out mentally before the day actually comes, however. It's hard, but I'm working on it.

Here's what I have left to do:

  1. Finish grading 102 research essays. I have about 40 left.
  2. Conduct two more class sessions in 102-- revision workshop, and final exam review.
  3. Conduct four more class sessions in 278 -- contemporary shorts stories (two days' worth), student presentations (1 day), and exam review (1 day).
  4. Write exams for 102, 175, and 278. Students will help write the exams.
  5. Grade final portfolios and papers in 102, 175, and 278. No one will help grade these. (sigh)
So... Why am I spending time blogging? I've got work to do.

Before I get back to work, though, I want to report that Cate's hearing is much improved and it seems to us that her speech is coming along a little faster as a result. Good news, eh?


Patricia Murphy, a resident of said...

I have a huge stack of papers, but I'm done teaching. I don't have as many papers as you, but I don't have Disneyland to look forward to either. Your outcomes assessment sounds interesting. I would kill myself if I had to do it though, I suspect.

Clark Draney said...

The OA stuff isn't so bad. It makes bean counters happy for sure.