Had my last classes for the semester on Tuesday, and now I'm deep in the weeds of developing one of my summer classes, which will go live on May 14 (and officially starts May 28). It's almost ready. Tomorrow and next week will be devoted to evaluation of spring students. Grades are due May 21.
I've received some significant push back from a handful of students about essay grades. They want extra points for misunderstanding the guidelines or believing the guidelines to be recommendations instead of requirements.
This is the grade distribution for this batch of essays. It is very difficult to see why special consideration is justified; I mean, 32 students understood.