Alright so I’ve not really been connected to my fav people in a while, since I’ve spent the last week running around in the sun and getting sunburnt and callouses on my feet and destroying my liver.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t even left town.
But I want to know how my lovelies are doing.
I’m looking at you,
Another of Coeurdelhistoire’s grad school song rewrites, this time of Little Mermaid’s “Part of That World”.
THE AMAZINGNESS DOENS’T STOP. I LOVE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE RIGHT NOW, BUT PRIMARILY ARTEKKA. YOU ARE THE SUN OF MY LIFE.
lol aren’t you glad we’re procrastinating on homework?
I’m so glad we procrastinate in similar manners. Also, you’re the best.
Well, I’ll try filing the case. As soon as I recover from my multiplicity of symptoms.
It’s okay darlin, it;s exam week and my library has turned into study hall. can you say headphones?
always, I hate conclusions with a passion
i would love to end a term paper with “so…yeah.”
yeah, i can’t stand to work with music on. on the VERY rare occasions when i do, i don’t concentrate very well—and it HAS to be music without words. i prefer silence for concentration.
Firstly, I must say a special hello to Loveroftheconstellations and blindspot-rp! I don’t think I’ve heard from either one of you before, so I WELCOME YOU to the crazy Coeur de l’Histoire family! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAY, I love when followers actually interact with me! You’re both lovely!
secondly, I am back after less than three hours of sleep, and so I can only say “YEs, Thank.” To all of your responses. Maybe later I’ll reply properly.
how is it I was so cogNITIVE THREE HOURS AGO AND NOW MY BRAIN IS MUSH? I SHOULD HAVE JUST STAYED AWAKE THE WHOLE TIME. ALSDFKJASDLFKJDOFJOEFIAEWFWLAFKJSDLV;K NMLDKAFJJOWEIRJLALDSLFSK
…I’m off to catch my bus and buy a bloody energy drink.
Lord help the kid who tries to cheat under my watch this morning. HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A CARA WITH NO SLEEP.
you are kicking grad school’s ass.
You are QUITE LITERALLY the smartest, cleverest person I know, dear. So there.
EVERYONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY AND I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MY LOVE FOR YOU ALL.
Are you going to still critique them on it? Give them a lenient grade but be like ‘size 12, size 14, yes, I see your lack of transition is not just limited to paragraphs, but also fonts.’
Oh yes, they get a running critique and commentary with their grades. But I’ve also been told no sarcasm and no cutting wit, and I have to start with a compliment. Oh, and I’m also supposed to be REALLY careful with adverbs. ‘Good’ supposedly implies a ‘B’ grade, apparently. So I shan’t be using those words.
you win. yes, one of my friends had a student claim that if somebody ever tried to get rid of the five paragraph essay format, thousands of students would literally die without it.
Haha, I don’t think the students who’s papers I’m grading currently have ever heard of the five paragraph essay format. Or of any format.
And I mean, really, changing fonts and sizes and margins randomly in the middle of a paragraph IS actually visible to people other than yourself. I WILL notice when your writing style has improved dramatically. These kids today. BAH. If it weren’t for the fact that I was told to be VERY lenient on this particular group of students, there would be very few individuals with passing grades.
omg, you have 40 students too? isn’t it DELIGHTFUL??
Well, I have 40 students in that particular class on 19th c. British Crime.
I have 60+ students in my 20th c. World History class, and about 30 students in my Early Modern (continental) European History class.
I tell you what though, some of these papers are real gems. It’s a 300-level class and these kids have OBVIOUSLY never been through ENG 101. I even had one paper trying to convince me that the ideal way to enact change within my life was to murder someone with poison.
OH GOD, I LOVE TEACHING.
(p.s. That last comment was NOT sarcastic. I really do love teaching.)
Got my first graded paper back this morning.
And I’m not happy with it at all. Honestly, a lot of it is something I could have expected considering the rush I wrote it in…But I’m NOT pleased in the least.
And I know it’s just one paper, just one piece of the whole picture, but it set me off so…
i’m sorry you’re so stressed. grad school will do that to ya! >_< Do remind yourself that it was a first try, and that the more you do it the better you’ll get. don’t let yourself get into those “i will never improve and this pattern will continue FOR THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS AND THE REST OF MY LIFE WILL BE RUINED!!” thought patterns, because believe me, all they will do is make things worse—and they’re not true, anyway. just keep slogging—the clouds really do part, I promise. *hugs*
Thank you doll. I’m slogging and supposedly making progress. I’m still prepping for the class I teach tomorrow and then after that I want to write that response paper for friday, but I don’t think that’s going to happen until tomorrow at earliest. But the reading’s all done, so that’s an achievement.
It’s an easy pattern to fall into, maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s just that I’m no longer used to being reduced to a number, I don’t know. I’m sure a great deal of it just has to do with how stressed I am at any given moment.
Thank you for your encouragement, my dear. *hugs*
wow, the last time i saw somebody with a free hugs sign, i was at a music festival!
Haha, yeah, he was just standing by the bus stop! It was great.