In this series, I’m compiling some of the quips and one-liners that I’ll use with my students to hopefully make my lessons more memorable for them.
When I was a student, I always appreciated when my professors returned graded exams soon after I took the test. Now that I’m a professor, it’s a courtesy that I try to extend to my students as time permits. That said, grading is no fun at all and takes a fair amount of time and effort to do well. Nevertheless, as I explain to my students,
Grading is like going to the dentist: It’s painful, but it’s still best to get it over with as soon as possible.