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Workload: Yesterday I forgot to bring a whole set of in-class essays home to grade. Today, a writing assignment was due, so I have another set. It's a huge stack of papers waiting for me to grade them. I wish I had done half of it yesterday. I spent a couple of hours this morning, before I came home, going through the other oddments that were turned in from both classes.

One of the things we did today was a proofreading exercise for commas. I had assigned it as homework, but many students couldn't even get past the first sentence without messing up, so we had to do it together in class. It seems I can harp and harp on the gramattical rules, but they don't internalize them.

Vocabulary activity has slowed down considerably also. I don't know if it's because people have given up on it, or if they are just overwhelmed and trying to survive mid-semester.

I think I'm not the only one who is looking forward to Spring Break.


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