May 19, 2005

End-of-semester Musings

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at May 19, 2005 6:34 PM

My students took the final exam today, so (since I don't have to grade) I'm basically done teaching for the semester. I feel like I should celebrate this somehow...

This is not to imply that I regret taking the GSI position: it reminded me that I like teaching, and was good preparation for my qualifying exam. It's clear that there's a lot of room for improvement as far as my teaching skills, so in that regard the practice was valuable. On the other hand, I won't be doing this again as a graduate student (unless for some reason it becomes absolutely necessary): the added workload created too much stress at times, and I need to be able to concentrate on research in order to graduate with any efficiency.

The reduction in workload is coming at an opportune time, given my travels in June. I have a Call of Cthulhu game to prepare, and Italian adventures to plan...

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Mmmm...Cthulhu

Posted by: Mason | May 20, 2005 9:01 AM
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