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It is the time of the much grading. End of term: when I do all the grading because the TAs have done so much work during the term and when classes are done is when I can grade over 100 assignments... Gotta finish these by Sunday in time for the final exam on Monday, which I'll be grading too.

But I don't's less stressful than doing it while classes are in session.

@chendricks Grading is seriously by far the worst part of teaching, I find.

@pettter Yes, it's certainly not my favourite part. It would be fine if I were just giving's the having to attach a mark to it that is difficult and sometimes stressful, as I work to ensure that I'm being as fair as possible to all (I teach philosophy so it's not all about just getting things right or wrong!).

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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

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Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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