I had a good laugh when I read this sentence. Sorry, but it’s too funny!
I wonder if I should ask the student: “Is your computer on vacation? Or is it on medical leave?”
No, I can’t. I am dealing with fragile egos here.
For the past few days, I have been marking close to 400 pages of students’ papers. I am even starting to doubt my own proficiency in English after reading lines and lines of poor English.
After about 10 papers, I rejoice when I come across a paper with legible handwriting (yay!), organized thoughts (yippee yay!) and sentences that I can understand and suggest corrections without getting all cross-eyed x_x
Jokes aside, I have to be very prepared when I return the papers to the students because they actually feel dejected and depressed when they see the red markings.
I’ll have to put on my “Mummy” mode then so that they won’t feel too bad and will instead, learn from their mistakes and try harder the next time.
Learning a new language is tough especially since English is a foreign language in China like it is in Japan or Korea. I am suitably impressed when I come across a great paper because English to the Chinese is like Greek to the English.
Sigh, marking the students’ papers have been really, really exhausting and frustrating. The Hubs has been hearing my grumbles, moans and the growls: “What are you trying to say???”
I asked him if I could take on another job, which is less demanding and more fun.
Unfortunately, he said “NO.” Bleagh. And that’s why I have this blog
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