I assume my students hate taking tests. We have one in my Mechanics class coming up this Friday. So, I'll let you in on a dirty little secret. I hate writing them.
For copy/production and proof reading reasons I have to have a completed copy of the exam done by Tuesday morning. If I total up the time it actually takes me to write the exam a block of 3-4 hours is probably enough -- inception, writing, proof-reading, writing up solutions, iterating.
It usually takes me about 5 days.
Why so long? Well, I need to surf the web. A lot. And then watch some downloaded TV shows. Perhaps write 3 or more blog entries. Or sleep really late. It is like a physiological block. I've been doing this for 5 years now -- you'd think I'd have this bit down. Bzzz!
OK, I need to get back to writing the test. I've got one problem done, another one to go...