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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2019, 04:20:36 AM »
Well, I though that I'd finished all my Level 1 admin stuff from yesterday, but noooooo. Here's today's list:

-Clean up L1 folder on network drive
-Send out grader-wrangling email
-Send out tasks-and-deadlines email
-Build quizzes on CMS

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2019, 04:42:44 PM »
I don't miss grading!

Tonight:
at least 20 minutes on YNAB
at least 30 minutes on resume.
Set up meeting with C.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2019, 06:36:55 PM »
at least 20 minutes on YNAB
at least 30 minutes on resume.
Set up meeting with C.


I'm fried, tired, and done with today.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 08:44:28 PM »

Finish grading all papers.
Finish grading all tests.
Generate lecture slides.

Design an alternative test for those who were absent.


Oof. This has been an awful day. Tomorrow morning, I make the slides pretty and write up two new tests.

Not a sprint question, but related to time use: Why are you having to give alternative tests?

Or, rather, why are people skipping the real one?

There are other ways to adjust for this, but creating more tests is teaching them they can come up with excuses, take longer to study, and make you do more work....not the best use of your time unless your school requires it.

Just wondering...

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 01:11:43 PM »
Right now I feel as though I'm a runner trying to avoid the obstacles being placed in my lane in the moment.

(Back to work, Paul! Today's self-imposed limit of postings on thefora has been reached!)

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 06:03:48 PM »
Paul, watch out for the angry mob with pointy objects running behind us.
Mamselle, good catch! Now I want to know the answer, too.

Work on YNAB.
Make appointment for B
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Icky job search tasks.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2019, 07:02:36 PM »


Not a sprint question, but related to time use: Why are you having to give alternative tests?

Or, rather, why are people skipping the real one?

There are other ways to adjust for this, but creating more tests is teaching them they can come up with excuses, take longer to study, and make you do more work....not the best use of your time unless your school requires it.

Just wondering...

M.

A number of my students have been laid low by communicable illnesses, and one by a dental emergency. I could have them complete the same test as everyone else once they're better, but they're more prone to cheating than I'm used to (all my students here are from a country with a very different academic culture, and their old habits resurface now and again).
I know it's a genus.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 07:25:43 PM »
Makes sense, but I'd set it up so one midterm can be missed and dropped from the grading if needed. Too much work for you and most students track the same on all their tests; it's not like D students suddenly learn to be A students after being sic.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2019, 12:54:54 AM »
All right, the semester is finally officially over. Here's today's list of tasks:

-Do that analysis of conversion scales
-Read student's lit review
-Fix that letter
-Work on Discussion of Exp. 1

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2019, 01:14:46 PM »
I just finished a 6 day work week that included working the late shift, which totally destroys all productivity. The 12 hr day Sunday was a rough start to a brutal week.

For the weekend:

Nap
Local taxes for Bioson
(I started and didn't finish filing. That's on me; oops)
Job application done
Change bed
Grocery trip
Paperwork mountain tamed

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2019, 06:32:35 PM »
For the weekend:

Nap
Local taxes for Bioson (I started and didn't finish filing. That's on me; oops)
Job application done
Change bed
Grocery trip

Paperwork mountain tamed

Progress has been made.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2019, 07:11:03 PM »
Bioette is at Camp. Bioson is back at school. The house is empty and quiet except for Biodad.
The paperwork mountain is 1/3 tamed.

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2019, 05:45:01 AM »
Today:

* Install the program I need for tomorrow's workshop
* Finish up incorporating the notes for the pull request and resubmit PR
* Outline the report due at FY end
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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2019, 09:41:18 AM »
Today:

* Install the program I need for tomorrow's workshop
* Finish up incorporating the notes for the pull request and resubmit PR
* Outline the report due at FY end
* Sigh heavily upon realizing that I need additional prep for tomorrow's workshop and work on that.
Do whatever you want--I'm just the background dancer in your show!

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Re: Work-sprint for dreaded tasks and to-do list wrangling thread
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2019, 11:52:13 AM »
Today:

* Install the program I need for tomorrow's workshop
* Finish up incorporating the notes for the pull request and resubmit PR
* Outline the report due at FY end
* Sigh heavily upon realizing that I need additional prep for tomorrow's workshop and work on that.
Do whatever you want--I'm just the background dancer in your show!