Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Working my way down that list
Well, I had hoped to have all the papers graded and turned back by Friday. That's not going to happen. But, I'll only have 20 to grade this weekend, if that, so, that's not too bad. I've given up on trying to read anything new for pre-lims, instead concentrating on organizing my notes and reading my notes from stuff I haven't looked at for 2 years. I met with my advisor today, and we talked about my dissertation and all that other fun stuff. She gave me a brief oral exam about the stuff I've been doing and she gave me an A. That was good! And she basically told me that my pre-lim question would be about the stuff we talked about today. So, besides the fact that I'm all PMSing right now, I'm in a good mood. (Actually, I'm just tired and delirious, but that's good enough). But, I agree with the Queen: when this is all over, I think a full spa week sounds like a great idea. Maybe I could convince my students that would be a nice present, especially since their mid-term grades were so bad! Finally, one of the other TAs had a student who wrote about the communist leaders Hitler and Stalin. (If you don't know why that's wrong, please don't ask me to explain it).