Friday, May 26, 2006

Full marks

I'm drowning, I'm drowning, I'm drowning, I'm drowning

swamped in a morass of dross.....

Actually, some of its rather good.

Some not so much.

I marked an exam answer today which finished like this: "I apologise for the brevity and quality of my work. I have no excuse other than my own incompetence and laziness."

S/he is not wrong.
S/he gets no extra points for self-knowledge and honesty.

Having no time to blog properly just at the moment, I thought I'd bring you this.

18 comments:

ramblingwoman said...

that desktop blues thing was SO Good I've added it to my favourites! How sad is that! I think I'm a musician!

wendz said...

Oh I feel gulity for whinging about marking 15 essays...poor you...and I am on a 4 day weekend...2nd day today and am soo relaxed....listening to music, doing pedicures. manicures, styling my hair, sorting my clothes.....poor you..

I'll have a drink for you tonight!!

:-)

Donna said...

Eeeeeek that pile of essay's looks horrible. Poor you :-(

Thanks for the desktop blues it's cool. I have added it to my faves too

euro-trac said...

Brilliant!!

euro-trac said...

"I have no excuse other than my own incompetence and laziness."

hahahaha! That's me that is!
:o)

Kitty said...

Piles are terrible things.

They will go down quicker if you drink plenty of fluids (ie g&ts)- or at least you won't notice that they are still there.

Actually I'm sure marking piles of essays whilst under the influence is fine. Most of the stuff will have been written whilst the author was pissed. You just have to make sure that if you have a policy of double-marking that your marking ally is drunk to the same degree.

Calamity Tat said...

Are you still drowning Letty? I'll save ya.....
knock knock?

lettuce said...

oooh I am having trouble. Drowning and piles... mixed metaphors.... most of a bottle by myself :0(

and more f****ng plagiarism today

:o{

TGIThe WEekend!!!!!

euro-trac said...

I'd like a word with you young lady!!

I've just visited Wendz.

I have not and still don't own a recording by UB40 (as far as I know...) I did not admit to such a thing! I admitted to owning a UB40 dole card!! I can still see it now, covered in doodles! :o)

euro-trac said...

Oh yeah, and if you've decided on the name Anthony, you're going to have to get another one!

You can't have Ant without Dec really, can you?
:o)

Molly Bloom said...

I hope you get a break from all of that marking. That looks like my table from last weekend. What a nightmare it is. It never seems to end. Boo hoo.

I hope you have a great half-term.

lettuce said...

Ant & Dec - haha! what a great excuse to get another one!

And I don't feel the need to apologise for the follies of my youth.

euro-trac said...

:o)

Stuntmother said...

The plagarism thing really burns my bottom. Why? Why? Ed (husband) has been known to obsessively google phrases from papers he's marking to find the source of their plagarism. It's icky. And uses up a teacher's time and energy.

cream said...

"I apologise for the brevity and quality of my work...."

Lettuce, don't you think you should've finished YOUR post with the same excuse or would that have amounted to a severe case of plagiarism...:o)

Molly Bloom said...

Well...I suppose it could be worse...you could have read one that said, 'I woke up and realised that it was all a dream.'

lettuce said...

Cream and Molly, you are both very very funny!

Molly Bloom said...

I hope you have time to go and watch your Time Tunnel clip. I put it in my comments box for Six Million. Hope you like it.