Tuesday, April 04, 2006

All Crazy Grading Schemes Are Equal To My Students

Note to self: in the fall, remember to repeatedly explain the grading system to the students multiple times during the semester. Unlike you, they do not study the syllabus with lawyer-like intensity searching for the loopholes that will maximize grades while minimizing effort. No, even if the exams were worth 0% of the grade and the homework worth 100%, they would still study like mad for the exams and neglect to do the homework.

Secret message to readers: For someone who "doesn't work on Tuesdays" I seem to have found myself in my office putting in a full day's work. Ugh. How did I get so busy? How did small tasks become so time-consuming?