Dilemma: Overload!

On January 5, 2011, in Being a GA/TA, Dilemmas, by Candace Nast

Classes start tomorrow — are you ready? Are you already overloaded?
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It’s common for GAs and TAs to feel swamped at the beginning (and middle and end) of a semester. New courses, piles of reading, mounds of writing, trying to meet deadlines for conference submissions and presentations, students knocking on your door asking questions about registration, last semester’s coursepack, and on and on…it’s enough to make you want to run for cover (or the covers!).

Have you developed any strategies for dealing with the different types of work you have as a student-teacher? What helps you manage?