Another dot in the blogosphere?

One by one

Posted on: April 24, 2020

A few weeks ago, I shared how I provided feedback and graded assignments for an intensive course I facilitate. Short version: An intense course has intense assignments and my process for review and critique are intense.

That course has ended this semester and I am left with another set of assignments to process. The end-of-course essay is even more challenging, so I provide more time and space to do this.

Given that we are effectively in a lockdown to counter the spread of COVID-19, I thought it prudent to just tackle one assignment a day instead of my usual two. Spreading this out gives me something mentally stimulating to do every day.

I could go faster, but that would compromise the integrity of the grading process because I might be tempted to complete the race instead. Just like staying physically apart now for physical health, I keep my grading efforts a day apart for mental health.

Added after the fact: I have completed the grading ahead of schedule and well before the administrative deadline. I only have administrative tasks ahead. Here is looking forward to jumping through hoops!

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