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Try putting it in Courier font.
Pff, Courier font is the loser's way to extend a paper to proper length. Those of us in the know rely on these steadfast rules:
1. Line spacing! 3 is obvious, and even 2.5 is getting greedy, but 2.2, over the course of a few rambling paragraphs, can really make a difference, and is undetectable to the naked eye (though if your Prof. owns a ruler, you might be in trouble).
2. The block quote. I can't emphasize enough the importance of beginning your paper with a big italicized quote with 4 inch margins around it. Having it pertain to the topic is gravy for the first one, but once you get to the third or fourth, you'll probably want to be able to defend their relevance.
3. Your opening and closing paragraphs should be almost identical, with the former leaning towards a handful of pointless rhetorical questions, and the latter aiming to link your thesis (be it Nietschze, Proust, bunnies, or tubgirl) to the general tide of human history.
If you're still stuck after that, try extending each sentence in your paper into it's own paragraph by restating it in slightly different words two or three times. Alternately, you can moderate the general structure of each sentence to reiterate your point twice in the same paragraph.
By using these time-tested techniques, students such as myself have produced reams and reams of solid B papers, and thus you can see that line spacing, block quotes, and subtle repetition have forever changed the tide of human history.
Anyway! I can't believe there are places in the world you can get a University degree without writing a paper over 2 pages in length. Christ, my bread-and-butter in college was the 10-12 page essay comparing two novels I'd never read!
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