By December 12th or so, I need to write a 15-page critical essay for my environmental politics course, probably on the history and future prospects of Ontario’s nuclear industry. It’s worth 30% of my course grade. More dauntingly, I have a 6,000 to 8,000 word paper to write for my public policy core seminar. It’s meant to be an update of Richard Simeon’s 1976 article “Studying Public Policy” – a general survey of the state of the literature. It’s worth 35% of the course grade.
Beyond that, all I have to do is a bit more grading and administration for the tutorials I am teaching and – of course – a huge amount of work for my Canadian politics re-comp on January 10th.