Returning Papers

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner on returning your papers. This is the first time I'm grading such a large number of students. Unfortunately, I need to hold on to your papers a little longer as I feel I need to have them at hand as I finalize all the marks just to make sure there are no errors, particularly given that there are 85 people in the class. I hope you will bear with me a little while longer. Thank you.