With the end of the semester creeping up on tip toes my pile of corrections is slowly growing, an unpleasant parallel to the plants on my windowsills. This means my weekend plans have already been made and anyone who wants to see me will find me with a pen in hand marking up my students words.
While correcting may not be my favorite task the one thing I truly enjoy about it is discovering what my students have lernt in the time we have spent together: sometimes surprising other times just plain satisfying.
The only down side to my weekend plans is the fact that the weather is looking up again and the sun seems to want to come out and play again. So maybe, if I can get a lot done today , I will venture down to the community garden tomorrow afternoon and get my hands a little bit mucky to mask some of red ink staining the finders on my right hand.
Michael J Haskins said:
Correction, AKA editining, is something writers love/hate but can’t really do without. Getting a corrected copy of your work should be a learning experience, no matter if you are a student or published writer. So, in all your labor (American spelling) you are continguing to teach your students, as a book editor is, hopefully, making the story more readable. Glad the weather is improving!