. . . said the royal sorcerer to Hapsetphut, with this amulet you and your graduate assistants are endowed by the goddess Isis with the powers of the poets and the pedants. You will create difficult exams as T. S. Eliot creates difficult poems, grade with the speed of gazelles, and command the elements of paper and pen!
3000 years later, a young English teacher dug up this lost treasure and found she was heir to--the secrets of Isis! And so she became a dual person: Furious, teacher, and Isis! dedicated foe of interminable grading! defender of exhausted hands! champion of being done with the semester!
And so I venture this morning into my last batch of grading. And while I don't have a "grading psych-up" mix, I am finding that my meet psych mix works just fine.
Wish me the speed of gazelles!