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You think it's like this but it's really like this (21 Apr 2004 at 21:15)
Grading these 15-312 Assignments is like reading a long, repetitive, and factually incorrect novel about arrays.

Why did I volunteer to TA this class??
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Jeff (echelon.cs.yale.edu) – 04.21.04 22:50:44
I feel your pain.
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Anonymous (c-67-172-18-78.client.comcast.net) – 04.21.04 23:28:06
Because they were having trouble finding anybody to TA that class?
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-161-251.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 04.22.04 08:14:57
True, but I've already done my TA duties so I don't really get anything out of it (except perhaps some good will).
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Sandman (207.157.17.19) – 04.22.04 14:37:46
We want more Tombats! Anymore coming soon?
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 04.22.04 17:51:00
I dunno about soon, but I haven't given up. I'm just busy doing other newer projects!
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312 Stalker (unix45.andrew.cmu.edu) – 04.28.04 14:55:13
Now wait a minute. Based on my grade I'd have to say it wasn't factually incorrect! As for long, boring, repetitive, etc . . . definitely. But we didn't ask for a long, boring, repetitive assignment any more than you (explicitly) asked to grade one. Still, you get some sympathy because doing the assignment once was bad enough, reading twenty of them might have made me have a seizure.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 04.28.04 15:21:04
The assignments in isolation weren't necessarily long, boring, repetitive, or factually incorrect. But reading and grading them all together was; that's what I meant.

The assignment was actually shorter than last year's (which it was based on) since it allowed you to elide the compatibility cases and had a simpler language. I think that a correct 2 or 3 page solution was possible. But you're right, we should have made it shorter still.

PS. It is easy to see who was logged onto unix45 at 2:55. ;)
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