Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Teaching: not as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, kind of fun.
Teaching in loud room w/ bad acoustics: exhausting.
Grading exams: not bad, esp. once you get into a rhythm. Am however feeling guilty about the red pen and may use some other color next time. Red is such an angry color. Grrrr!! You got them all right!!
We gave our exam last Thursday. Before class today, I had the following conversation at least three times:
Student: Are we getting the exams back today?
Hmm, maybe if more people actually sat through the classes, they would get fewer of those disheartening red zeroes on their essays. Those zeroes hurt me, people! Do you want to break your poor TA's heart?
Began extracting DNA last week. First trial resulted in smears of something too short to be my DNA. I did the second trial today and tomorrow I'll run it out and see what I got.