Friday, October 14, 2005

The Secret to Academic Success

I'm on a roll today. This post made my day. Bitch Ph.D. enlightens us with the Secret(s) to Academic Success. I can relate with this, considering that I was an unwilling test question-maker and evaluator for a few months.
1. Don't procrastinate; start work early, do a little at a time, take a break. This is what we tell students.

2. Procrastinate like your life depended on it; collect a set of essays, plan to grade some of them Tuesday night, but don't; plan to start grading Wednesday morning; but don't; plan to get started Wednesday afternoon, but take your kid shopping for shoes instead; realize that it's 7:30 pm and you have to get them all graded by tomorrow morning because the students have to revise the fuckers over the weekend and will need their papers back, obviously, to do so. This, of course, is what we actually do.

Corallary to (2): Make yourself a big ol' pot of coffee. Especially if you're a fucking idiot who was up 'til 3 am last night because you drank coffee.
I can't add anything else. Pure genius.

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