As I'm getting ready to post grades (now all in--yay!), I look at the Excel spreadsheet and it talks to me.
- Why, oh, why, didn't student X show up more and, you know, make an effort? S/he should have been an A student.
- Next time, don't be so tenderhearted in marking their first papers.
- Really, you made that assignment worth THAT much?
- Next time, arrange the semester so that you're not giving up writing for grading for the last three weeks of it.
And now it's time to get back to writing, which fell off hugely once I stopped doing the 750words thing.