Six years ago (December 16) I reflected below on grading final exams as Christmas approached. Though I miss the students (especially the research assistants I worked with so closely) and colleagues, I definitely do NOT miss the GRADING of exams or the committee work!
Yet to be done:
1) Grade 18 papers critiquing and contrasting “The Scrooge Effect: Evidence that Mortality Threat Salience Increases Prosocial Attitudes and Behavior” and “God is Watching You: Priming God Concepts Increases Prosocial Behavior in an Anonymous Economic Game.”
2) Grade 20 twenty-page Statistics and Experimental Design Exams (having already graded 14).
3) A Planning and Budget Committee Meeting. I’m still pondering which hat to wear: Carroll College? DumbleDave? Santa Dave? Scrooge? Maybe I need a sorting hat?
I must discipline myself so that I can return to reading The Book of Strange New Things and Tris Hussey’s WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide.