December 3rd, 2006


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Dear students:

For the 801st time this semester, I can't give you partial credit if you pull numbers of out your arse and don't show me where they came from.



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I have a minor request from the brain trust: one of the folks I work for (and that I'm working for again next semester) prefers that I grade in green colored pencil. It's erasable - always a plus for a novice grader - and the color stands out (which doesn't happen when you grade in normal pencil, which I had to do one weekend when my green colored pencils decided to spend a holiday in my office). However, colored pencil lead is very soft, and no matter how much you sharpen them, they dull quickly, making it hard to write legibily (and thus lessening the odds that my comments will get read. Since this is slim in the first place, I'd rather do what I can to make sure they do get read.) Is there such a thing as colored pecils with leads as hard as normal pencils? Where do I find such creatures, art supply stores?
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Also, no matter how many times I try to use my office keys on my house's back door, it won't work, as I discover over and over again. I really don't spend that much time at work, so the fact that I do this at least twice a week is vaguely disturbing.

My data analysis homework is at 6.5 pages, and needs to be at 5. It's already at 1.5 spacing, and I can't frack with the margins or the text size. It's going to be a long afternoon.

[eta]: Great day in the morning, I'm down to five pages. Now all I need to do is make sure that I referred to male and female respondents in the right paragraphs and in reference to the right equations, and neaten up my output, and I'm DONE. :)
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