I'm looking at 70 hours of work starting after Labor Day. I'm nervous about staying sane but also about how I'll do as a TA. Not to mention my anxiety about my comps, after the debacle of last semester. So I'm easing into my new schedule starting today. I got up early and went out to study. It's amazing how effective I can be when I feel I have all the time in the world. I only hope I can keep that focus over the next year.
One of my fellow TAs sent out her syllabus for the rest of us to look at. We have to do a syllabus? This is news to me.
It was intimidating--the sort of "be in your seats on time with textual evidence from the readings ready for your comments" stuff. I just can't take the class THAT seriously--or to that intense of a level. I guess I'm still working out what my role is, and what kind of teacher I want to be.