I did the math.
I rather wish I hadn't. But what's done is done.
I added up the average of essays that I assign, taking the low side of page numbers per essay, added in a guesstimate of essays from tests, the pages of writing on projects as well as essays, and multiplied by the number of students I have per year (around 150--this year I have 148). I did NOT include the other kinds of grading I do, including objective quizzes and tests, "checked in" notes and vocabulary logs and graphic organizers and the like, and presentations.
According to my calculations, I grade a rough average of 16,000 pages worth of writing per year.
SIXTEEN THOUSAND PAGES.
On a not-unrelated note, the first marking period ends next Friday.
Any wonder why I'm not posting much lately?
And, uh, anyone want to come help me wade out of this paperlanche that seems to have fallen on me?
3 years ago