Wednesday, May 8, 2013

End of Semester

End of semester is a busy time. Seeing it from the other side makes you appreciate how much work goes into it by the professors and TAs.

There is making the tests, checking them (this is where I come in), making a gajillion copies (me again), proctoring the usually multiple test sessions, grading everything super fast (because we get about 5 days to do all of it), entering everything, and then most of a day just to decide fair cutoffs, make weighting changes, deal with student feedback... and of course the inevitable flood of  'HOW DID I GET THIS GRADE YOU MUST BE WRONG AHH MY FINANCIAL AID' type e-mails, phone calls, and unscheduled office visits.

I'm not going to call it pure chaos, but it is pretty close and awfully time consuming.

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