I hate the "End of the Semester". Granted, it only comes twice a year, which is better than the four or five times a year I had during my undergrad and first year of grad school. But still... First big paper due yesterday. Yesterday! That pushes my "End of the Semester" push all the way back to a week before Thanksgiving! 35pg group (of 2) project. Bleah. One class down though, and one to go. 2 3pg case writeups, a 10pg blithering "what did you learn this semester paper", a 45 minute presentation on my group consulting project and (hopefully) one of my two incompletes from when I was ill at the end of last semester, which is another 10 pager, but this one is an actual research paper. Argh. Almost makes me wish I took classes that gave out finals rather than big papers. OK, whether you are on the writing or the grading end of this equation (or if you're a grad assistant, who has both ), you have gripes, complaints and a need to whine. Let's hear them.