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Another set done

I just finished putting the last of my Fall 2011 grades into the electronic system. Sometime tomorrow after 12 noon students will start accessing them. Some will be delighted, some pissed, and some will breathe a sigh of relief that A) they managed to pull it out with the last paper, B) that their work for the 1st half of the semester saved them from failing, or C) that they "got away with it."

Yup, some of them did. I know it wasn't their work, but I can't prove it, so I have to accept it. I HATE that!

Oh, well. I had some truly lovely people this term, believe that all of them learned something, and have come to accept the limits of what I can do without the student's full cooperation. And the limits, even with that cooperation, when you really are starting with some students who are damaged, limited, or otherwise ill-suited to the tasks of higher education in general or the demands of the subjects I teach. So I pay attention to who they are, how they grow, and what they need that I can provide, and just let the rest go. But if anyone ever doubts how much teachers agonize over the grades they give students, I invite them to take my stomach right now. There isn't enough Maalox in the house (which of course puts any adult-beverage options out of the options list, too).

Perhaps a couple of days of mindless Christmas-themed Regency era novels will help. We can hope.

Now, on to house decorating.



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Dec. 15th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
It's a shame that the college doesn't take plagiarism seriously enough to subscribe to one of the checking softwares.

Dec. 15th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Christmas-themed Regency era novels

Oh yey, which ones?
Dec. 18th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Right now it's One Candlelit Christmas, and after that A Christmas in Time. After that it's Anne Perry's annual Victorian Christmas entry.

Edited at 2011-12-18 11:15 pm (UTC)
Dec. 16th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
I concur about the limits to what I can do if the students won't cooperate. And about them being limited, damaged, and ill-suited to the demands of second grade. No Maalox here...I believe I'll have another beer.
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