I’m reproducing this brilliant post from “Not that Kind of Doctor” As I hit the end of quarter wall, I feel this… deeply.
In coping with grading, it’s important for graduate students and young professors to know that they are not alone and that this process takes time. Not everyone goes through every stage or processes the reality of grading in this order, but everyone experiences some version of at least two of these steps.
Denial. At this stage, the instructor is unwilling to acknowledge the size of the task ahead of him or her. An instructor in denial may be heard to say things like, “It’s not really that many essays, when you think about it.”…
To read more, go to the original post at “Not that Kind of Doctor.”