I read very fast and after twenty years of teaching, I grade quickly too. But I seriously underestimated the time it would take me to mark research papers. I thought I could get it done in an hour and a half, for eight papers. But itâ€™s taking me twenty minutes each. Thatâ€™s not good. I didnâ€™t get to turn the papers back to the students. And on Saturday I scheduled an hour and a half to grade fifteen papers. Donâ€™t think I am going to make that either.
Maybe Iâ€™ve slowed down grading or, more likely, I just underestimated how much time it took me to grade when I had far fewer demands on my time and didnâ€™t need to schedule quite so much.