The Heads-Down

OK, I've got my eggnog latte, a red pen, and my big stack of term papers. That means I'm going to go heads-down for the next 6 days; my goal is always to have the term papers marked for the final exam. I've never had so short a window to mark term papers before (who makes up the exam schedule anyway? Hmm, sounds like a topic for another post.), so there's a lot of pressure.

I do have an office hour today, but after that, you're not going to see me around. You can contact the teaching assistant, or if there's something urgent, there's always email--but I won't be checking it as frequently. Why? Interruptions like email have a prolonged effect on task flow. You check your email, but then you might as well check Facebook, and the news, and play "just one game" of Poppit, and make a snack, and...

Wait, where was I? Oh, right. Heads down.

Best of luck on your final exams!

Why aren't you studying?


Anastasia said...

I know what you mean. This one time I checked facebook "for 5 minutes" and someone asked if I was looking forward to Christmas and we good into a huge Christmas discussion and so I thought I might as well look up the origins of Christmas and then I might as well learn more about Jesus and I might as well read the Bible and might as well start my own cult and...basically, I ended up spending all of November looking for the perfect koolaid flavour.

Anastasia said...

I would have found it too, but got distracted by studying.

Karsten A. Loepelmann said...

@Anastasia: I'm supposed to be marking term papers, but I took a break to check my email which led me here, and...


Anonymous said...

Was that actually the flavour they used for Jonestown?

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