I spent today grading 2 summaries. In between setting up an experiment, attending a grading workshop and lecture I have managed to look at 2 horrendous attempts at summarizing an article. It's not even that they tried and didn't understand but that they are insulting! Do they not know that I was also a student? Do they think that I can't read? I mean....I just graded their summaries last week....do they not know that I will notice if ALL OF THEIR PAPER IS PLAGARIZED! How insulting! How aggravating it is to spend hours looking at these papers, time spent away from things that you should be doing for your research or writing, just to find that they put no effort...that's right NO EFFORT...at all!
I think I'll fail them all. Except that I can't. I'm not allowed.
Oh yea...the power of the TA.