The primary quarter of the second Semester at Maynooth College has flown by. I’ve now accomplished three weeks of lectures and even carried out the primary class check within the pc lab. It’s from the correcting of those submissions that I’m now taking a brief break to compose this weblog.
Amazingly, for the primary time ever, there have been no main issues within the Computational Physics lab in any respect. In earlier years, one thing has at all times gone mistaken however not (up to now) this time spherical. I’m certain our good new digital show display screen has additionally improved the expertise for the scholars in that they will now really see the directions I give them!
I’m really forward of the sport in my Superior Electromagnetism module, having accomplished 7 lectures in 3 weeks as an alternative of the same old 6, as a result of I used one in all my tutorial slots to offer an additional lecture, anticipating that I’d lose a lecture on Good Friday (seventh April) as it is a nationwide vacation in Eire. The next week is a vacation right here too. Three weeks from now we have now the mid-term Examine Break (Thirteenth-Seventeenth March, ending on St Patrick’s Day), so after the primary six weeks of this Semester we get a little bit extra time to chill out.
Quickly it is going to be time to jot down the examinations for Semester 2. I have to suppose up some questions for Superior Electromagnetism and Computational Physics. Writing an examination takes the identical time no matter what number of college students are taking it, however when the category sizes are small it takes a lot much less time to do the marking. There’s a massive element of steady evaluation in Computational Physics, which suggests extra work for me by means of the time period, however there are solely 25 within the class so it’s not too dangerous. The category for Superior Electromagnetism is even smaller, which ought to make my marking workload in June a bit much less heavy than it was in January.
At present college students had been notified of their provisional Semester 1 examination outcomes. I count on I’ll be speaking to a few of them subsequent week to debate their choices within the gentle of the result. Closing marks don’t get confirmed till the Summer season, when we have now a full assembly of the Examination Board along with the Exterior Examiner. Marks don’t normally change however they will if the Board decides they need to.
We regularly have a seminar on Friday afternoons however we don’t have one immediately which is why I’ve obtained time to jot down this submit. Usually I am going to the Nationwide Live performance Corridor on Friday evenings however I’m not going this night. I made a decision to have a quiet night time in tonight, as I’ve obtained one thing vital to do tomorrow. After I end marking this primary class check I believe I’ll toddle off residence.
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