Monday, December 17, 2012

Supermathematicophilosophication.

You've heard of Zeno's Paradoxes?


Yeah, me too. Although I only thought there was one. And I didn't remember that it had belonged to "Zeno," whoever he was. Actually, what I did was search for this:


Because that is how grading is right now. Zeno is a rat bastard.

I am super, super, super, super close. But the closer I get, the more infinitessimal the tasks get. Like: I have ten more exams to grade. (EXAMS. Didn't I become an English teacher so I wouldn't have to give exams? And of course I'm giving the type of exam where I have to be like Solomon and make judgement calls, instead of making a Scantronic-robofied (TM) test, where the Scantron reader would spit out the remark: 'HA! That is no f*@$ing object complement!')

Right: just ten more exams. But then I have to manually and delicately feed in the scores because I didn't set it up quite right in Canvas...and the comments that must be given to the people...I can see the end, I can see it, but I can only get halfway there with each step I take.

Right, that was a fun little escapade. Well, the grades will be in on time come hell or high water, as we say around here: so there may be a tiny bit of slapdashery involved. Slapdashery may be inevitable. But it will be infinitessimal slapdashery. No one will be able to see it, except me.


3 comments:

Ann said...

Oh gosh. As I've said to you before, I am grateful for many things at this time of year. Christmas trees. Cheese balls. And the fact that I don't have to grade final exams.

Counterintuitive said...

A little slapdashery never hurt anyone--especially your slapdashery. boy, I like that word.

Tony Jaeger said...

If said slapdashery were to benefit your students, I think they could be convinced to forgive it.

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