Thursday, October 11, 2007

If They Cared, They Wouldn't Turn The Stuff In

In the 'talk to the new TAs' session thingie, one of the other TAs mentioned that it was her policy to work 8-5 and not bring any work home. Does anyone do that? Is that possible? It sound like a wonderful idea.

Today I was going to bring home a pile of grading to take care of and considered if I should or not. It would be very good of me to finish it all and hand it back to the students by tomorrow. It would certainly beat all of my previous records for returning homework. Some students might even look over the homework and end up doing better on the quiz coming up on Monday.

Then again, I would love to just come home and read a book, or play a video game or just zone out and try to make a dent in my netflix queue. That's to say nothing of the work I need to do on my research stuff.

I brought the grading home. Will I grade it?

1 comment:

zerodoll said...

huh. i guess student life always struck me as no break, ever. and as an undergrad, i always wanted stuff back fast, but never thought about the grad students lives...

i do have a policy of having my blackberry turn off at 7 pm and off for the whole weekend, unlike many, many coworkers.