End of Semester Carnival

I JUST FINISHED GRADING EXAMS! I JUST FINISHED GRADING EXAMS! I JUST FINISHED GRADING EXAMS!

<insert random happy dance with confused dogs>

Wheeeeee 🙂

Ok – now that I have that out of my system… Go visit this weeks carnival of space over at Space Cynic.

SUMMER HAS BEGUN! Blog writing will move to first thing in the morning rather then last thing of the day starting Monday 🙂

4 Comments

  1. Freiddie
    May 8, 2008

    Congrats!

  2. Joanna
    May 9, 2008

    congratulations 😀 *clap*

  3. Richard B. Drumm
    May 9, 2008

    W00T! W00T!
    Let life begin again!
    “No more rulers, no more books!
    No more students dirty looks!”
    😆
    Rich in Charlottesville

  4. Professor R
    May 10, 2008

    Hi Pamela, you lucky thing…I’m still correcting an uncountable number of assignments, before tackling the written exam scripts next week.

    Re script corrections, I think I read that you correct your scripts in parallel (one question at a time). I really admire this, but I’ve never been able to wean myself off correcting the full script, student by student, for two reasons

    (i) I’m terrified of making a mistake, i.e. omitting a whole question when totting up a student’s full marks (someone did this to me in my final highschool exams). I feel I’m less likely to make this mistake if I do a whole script at a time, because I quickly get a feel if the student is heading for a good mark…

    (ii)I also find it easier to concentrate, as the student’s fate becomes clear as I go through the script

    All very unprofessional I know, but I just find it much easier to get through a pile of scripts student by student!
    Regards, Cormac

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