Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
Because the papers are so bad or because you do not want to be grading at all?
A specific kind of bad paper--the papers of students who were probably at the top of their high school classes just a few months ago, but still have no idea how to quote something and then analyze it in detail rather than saying something vague and general about it and moving on to the next general talking point. Completely predictable problem, and yet the sheer repetition eats away at the soul.
I'm guessing you know what I'm talking about.