“We almost always wrote our essays the night before they were due, usually getting going after midnight, and swore to–and at–ourselves the whole time that we would never again put off a paper till the last minute. We didn’t get our essays back for a week or so because, I am convinced, my teacher carried them around in his briefcase until the night before he returned them, at which time he reluctantly took them out, graded them, corrected them, meticulously marked them up in the margins, wrote a long end comment explaining or justifying the grade, and swore to–and at–himself that he’d never again put off grading till the last minute.”
- p. 1 in Tobin, L. 2001. Process Pedagogy. In G. Tate, A. Rupiper, and K. Schick (Eds.), A Guide to Composition Pedagogies: 1:18. Oxford: Oxford University Press.