Been there, done that.

After six years of grad school, there are a few things I've picked up from personal experience and a whole lot of time talking with other female grad students (AKA procrastinating). I've always wished there had been some kind of handbook about how to handle the whole world of graduate school, so I figured I'd start a friendly place to discuss what it's like to be female in grad school, and maybe pass on some wisdom too!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Grading Papers? Play some Bingo :)

Thanks to everyone for chiming in on squares to add. This was one of those random, quick things that I've wanted to do for some time, because it cracks me up. I can think of several ways to play the game (maybe a little competition between several TA's from the same class?), but I'll leave that up to you. Hope you have fun!!

So, over the last couple of days there has been a HUGE influx of people to see this, which is awesome, but if you're going to use it, please cite back here! Thanks!

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  1. This is hilarious. It just went mildly viral on Facebook among my various academic friends.

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    1. I'm glad to have made you laugh! I need to share this with my TA's--hopefully it will make things more entertaining for them :)

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    2. Just set it as the desktop image for the faculty computer lab. Genius!

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  2. Absolutely fabulous. Think I'll use it for grading their research papers!

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  3. Excellent idea! I just shared it with my TAs at NCSU.

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  4. I read College Misery regularly - I think they would appreciate this, and it's so timely. Send it to the mod, please!

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    1. Thanks for the idea! I'll have to look into it :)

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  5. Awesome!!

    We posted this on the Genuine Evaluation blog as our Friday Funny, with a link back to this as the source. http://genuineevaluation.com/the-friday-funny-paper-grading-bingo/

    Perfect for this time of the year - thanks so much for the giggle! :)

    [BTW I retyped it so it was more legible, so help yourself to the .jpg file if you'd like to use it here too.]

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  6. There should be a square for incorrect usa of "their" for singular third person singular possessive.

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    1. That would be awesome :) I ran out of squares--maybe next time I'll make a bigger board, or a series of them! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  7. The no staples box should include origami staples too, and students are surprised when you lose pages of their papers... So funny to get the torn folded origami staple, would be better if they made it into a swan or something. :)

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    1. Oh totally! I hate those little folder corners. A swan, on the other hand, would be awesome :)

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  8. Meredith, Could you enable pinterest?

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    1. Hi! You should be able to pin from this page (I did with the Pinterest add on. Here's the game board:
      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/270708627575415822/). Otherwise, I'm not totally sure what you're looking for??

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  9. You should market this! I just printed it out for my cousin, who has spent all of Christmas break thus far grading. I'll be sure to reference your blog, but really, you might make a little cash. ;-)

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