I've finished up going through the emailed drafts--a total of eleven papers graded this morning. Not too bad, considering how shitty they are. Honestly, they're lucky I've set a maximum number of points that can be deducted based on mechanics, punctuation, run-on sentences, and fragments. They're also lucky that punctuation and mechanics errors count for a quarter point each. Several have gone way past the max points that I'd deduct from their final grades.
And, looking at the first course site submitted student draft, the rest aren't going to be much better.
Grading's going to take me a fuck-ton longer, per paper, than I had anticipated, judging by the last four semesters' papers.
I wanna go 'round slapping language arts teachers, right now, all the way from elementary up through high school.
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