- Reading student papers and expending good advice and ink upon them. Thanks, commenters, for the advice on writing comments by hand. The eco-unfriendliness of printing the papers (double-sided) is mitigated, I hope, by filling the fountain pens I used with ink from a bottle--and yes, I had to refill them a few times to get through the stacks.
- About grading: although the words I write are my words, sometimes, when I'm finished with the individual comments and am summing up, it feels like automatic writing, since the phrases are ones I've used before.
- Reading emails and responding to them.
- Reading and responding to drafts sent to me by students and colleagues.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Not much. How about you?
What I've been doing for the last week: reading other people's words.