I am facing a task I dislike, grading essays. Many students procrastinated (they have four topics and two chances to submit an essay, either early or late in the semester) and so there are a lot more than half the class to do. Ughhhhh.
What's not helping is that a problem has cropped up re: last semester's plagiarism case. Nothing to do with the student hassling me, more of a process concern that is making me very alarmed about ethics. I'm almost, but not quite, mad enough to write about it here.