Thus, I had worked out a PLAN: I would finish marking the objective questions first. That's the easy part - a bit tedious, but relatively easy and pain-free.
Then, I would move on the the structured questions in the Moral papers. This requires a slightly more effort but still, quite tolerable.
After all the easier parts have been completed, only then would I mark the dreaded essays. I have 136 scripts to mark. It's very much lesser than the 200+ I had to mark when I taught the afternoon session. But these 136 scripts also happen to be much, much longer! (unfortunately, they took me way too seriously when I told them to write beyond the expected 120words)
Even after I've separated the question papers from the answer scripts, the pile still looked insurmountable.
But I've worked out a plan for that too. I would mark around 20 papers per day. The school break would be 10 days' long so, I would dedicate the first three days doing the easy bits, and the rest doing the essays.
See. My PLAN is workable, and failure-proof.
*cue for laughter*
But fast forward to today - with only 3 days left before school reopens - the PLAN obviously didn't work.
I haven't started marking the essays and the Moral papers.
Apparently, buoyed by my success with completing the objective questions, I stopped adhering to the PLAN. Figured I needed a break. Only the break lasted a little too long.
So, now that I'm jolted back to reality, I've come up with another PLAN.
Hahaha (Don't you dare laugh. Only I'm allowed to laugh at my own misery)
I'm going to concentrate on the 3 classes I teach on Tuesday first. Since I can already anticipate their "Did I get an A?"/"What did I get for English, Teacher?" questions.
Hopefully, by Tuesday, I will finished marking their papers and hand in their score sheets to their respective class teacher. Because, even if you're NOT efficient, you have to look as if you are... hahaha
Then, I will clock-in how many OT it takes to complete the rest of the marking.
X X X
Do you think the plan will work?