The End is Near

Stephanie made some adorable (and gluten free!) "sushi" desserts for a birthday at work. So cute!

Things are about to get insane. Tomorrow morning I'm going to go pick up two hundred sexual autobiographies to grade, an estimated 1400 pages of reading. My goal is to get them graded as quickly as possible. If I can have them done by Tuesday, I'll be feeling a little OK about the end of this quarter. I have to tell you all a secret... grading sucks.

So, here's what's left:
  • Big stats project! I'm looking at the development of body dissatisfaction during adolescence, from about age 12-18. Most of the research on body dissatisfaction is cross-sectional, but I've read a few articles that say body dissatisfaction increases for girls through adolescence (as they are taken away from the "ideal" female figure) but decreases for boys (as they grow closer to the "ideal" male figure). So I'm going to see if (1) that's true and (2) if there are ethnic group differences.
  • Big life course theory project! I'm planning to do a little study looking at pubertal timing, father absence, and relationship status in 12th grade, looking at gender differences.
  • 200 papers to grade.
  • A few stats assignments.
  • A little more reading for my life course theory class.
  • Study recruitment and some data analysis.
  • Poster for Montreal.
  • Thesis lit review/introduction finally finished.
  • Thesis committee assembled (currently in progress, cross your fingers for me)!

Yikes! Just gotta take it one day at a time.

2 remarks:

Emily said...

Good luck! You can do it! (Also, the dessert sushi is sooooo cute!)

Anonymous said...

I will be thinking of you as you grade all those papers. It sounds like a weekend for lots of diet coke. Love you!