Saturday I spent the morning at a local trade conference and the afternoon at a dissertation writing workshop. The writing workshop was actually very good and maybe I’ll blog some of the advice here later. But all this meant that I got no grading done and the papers need to be turned back by Tuesday. It’s really difficult to read 20 essays and think of original comments when they all have the same general problems. 20 more tomorrow and I’ll be done.

Why is grading so unpleasant? Do some people like grading? Does the fact that I find it so unpleasant mean that I’m not meant to be a professor? If the students were different in some way would it be more fun? If I were different would it be more fun?

Now I have to sleep.