So. I have graded everything. And calculated the final grades. And entered the final grades into the system. I have also created the syllabi for the next semester, planned the first week of classes, and printed everything out. I’m done, people.
The secret to finishing the grading and the course preparation for the next semester so fast is Ally McBeal. I watched the entire first season while I was grading. I hate this show. It is the most inane TV show I have ever seen. It is also offensive to women.
The strategy was to have it play next to me on my Kindle Fire while I grade. I dislike the show so much that I was motivated to finish everything as soon as possible so that I don’t have to watch any more Ally McBeal. And it worked.
I’m now completely and utterly free from anything teaching-related until January 10. Yippee! I totally rule.