(Copyright © 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.)
Today I worked on assessment-building with my good friend and colleague Melissa Chambers. We construct our assessments in Google Drive so we can edit concurrently, which works out beautifully if your document looks the same to both editors.
Ours did not.
Because we’re both nice people and hard workers who trust each other, one of us formatted spacing while the other worked on numbering questions and lettering answer choices. When we were finished, we went through the document together.
That’s when things got interesting.
We edited over each other about four times unknowingly before we got to the seventh page, Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud.” I had reformatted the piece to fit on one page multiple times, but for some reason it was still not right. I finally said aloud, “I think we should put the entire poem on one page.”
She looked at me rather confused. “It is on one page.”
Large inexplicable spaces still exist in my copy, and we’ve been finished with the test since noon.
Have you had one of those “I’m losing my mind” moments lately?