Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The top ten reasons I know I'm in essay-grading avoidance

10. I'm thinking seriously about doing my taxes, even though I've still got twenty days, fourteen hours and thirty minutes until midnight, April 30.

9. I keep looking at my bulletin board, thinking that it's time I rearranged everything on it.

8. I'm writing a blog post.

7. It seems to me to be the height of disorganization that ALL my books aren't alphabetized.

6. I'm somewhat disappointed that the coffee kiosk downstairs in my building is staying open for exams, because that means a trip to get coffee only takes a few minutes.

5. I'm surprised that the roulette wheel has never caught on as a means of assigning grades.

4. The overwhelming compulsion to go home and do laundry.

3. The obsessive hour and a half I spent last night making up possible reading lists for my courses next year -- which I don't yet know for certain if I'll be teaching.

2. I really want to go to the gym RIGHT NOW.

... and the #1 reason I know I'm in essay-grading avoidance?

1. I brought a copy of my thesis into the office today to begin rewriting it as a book!

4 comments:

Sheena said...

I am suddenly very glad that you aren't responsible for any of my papers.

(She says, as she avoids studying Intergovernmental Relations by reading blogs)

mdm said...

hmm sounds like your students might have a hard time getting their papers back!

izenkumon said...

Ah procrastination! isn't it wonderful?

bullfighter6.2 said...

Nothing`s changed, I see.

I have distinct memories of waiting four or so weeks...not including the reading week holiday...for a paper to be returned.

The annoyance was made up for by the ridiculously high mark you gave me. Cheers!