I set essay midterms across the board this week and have been grading over much of the weekend. I had hoped to have a posting ready today, but it is not to be.
The first-quarter midterms always take more time than any other test: the students are relatively new and have comparatively a lot still to learn and still to absorb from comments made. It’s a good time for individual conferences with students while those not conferring are working on other things.
The silver lining of the workload is that for the next week or two it will lighten up, thereby enabling me to get back to my postings by next weekend.