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Marquis
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10/05/06 12:19 PM
How to succeed in scholarship w/o really trying [re: WildWind]  

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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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*Friedrich Nietzche  Vanessa_Y10/03/06 04:17 PM
.*Scrapping  Persilot10/11/06 11:36 AM
.*Re: Scrapping  Vanessa_Y10/11/06 04:11 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  forgetthatim5010/05/06 06:40 PM
.*Why didn't I see this the first time?  Monkeyboy10/05/06 04:24 PM
.*you Kant do that on TW (unless you're monkeyboy)  anisette10/05/06 04:35 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Monkeyboy10/04/06 03:47 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  ladymacbeth10/04/06 04:24 AM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  KModerator10/04/06 08:12 AM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Laila10/14/06 01:38 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  KModerator10/14/06 04:56 PM
.*Does anyone have vintage tubgirl?  RabbitFighter10/04/06 08:25 AM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Mxy10/04/06 01:18 AM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzchsocrates   spartagus10/03/06 07:39 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Atonalexpress10/03/06 07:00 PM
.*Holy Wang  Marquis10/04/06 12:31 PM
.*Re: Friedrich NietzSche  Claude10/03/06 07:47 PM
.*Some things never change  WildWind10/03/06 06:30 PM
.*Corequesites  Monkeyboy10/04/06 03:49 PM
.*Re: Corequesites  Vanessa_Y10/04/06 04:06 PM
.*Next time, don't be so obvious  WildWind10/04/06 04:58 PM
..How to succeed in scholarship w/o really trying  Marquis10/05/06 12:19 PM
.*Re: How to succeed in scholarship w/o really trying  Vanessa_Y10/05/06 12:56 PM
.*But Marquis is superior  WildWind10/05/06 05:18 PM
.*Re: But Marquis is superior  Vanessa_Y10/06/06 02:44 PM
.*So much for benevolent matriarch  WildWind10/06/06 05:26 PM
.*Re: So much for...  Starlite10/10/06 00:37 AM
.*Eyeroll  WildWind10/10/06 04:11 PM
.*Re: Eyeroll  Vanessa_Y10/11/06 10:50 AM
.*Is the paper done yet?  WildWind10/13/06 06:04 PM
.*Re: Eyeroll  Bamboo710/10/06 04:23 PM
.*Not taking sides or anything  Monkeyboy10/10/06 07:08 PM
.*Re: Not taking sides or anything  Vanessa_Y10/11/06 10:45 AM
.*Oh! My sides!  WildWind10/10/06 04:43 PM
.*Re: Oh! My sides!  Starlite10/10/06 08:50 PM
.*Re: Oh! My sides!  Froggy Starlust10/11/06 07:12 AM
.*Re: Oh! My sides!  96dbFreak10/11/06 01:16 AM
.*Re: Oh! My sides!  Monkeyboy10/11/06 06:09 AM
.*Empty soul parade  Starlite10/11/06 04:33 AM
.*Not an attack, but you're still a raging cunt  Monkeyboy10/11/06 06:21 AM
.*To log out or to not log out  Bamboo710/11/06 10:43 AM
.*Re: To log out or to not log out  Remade/Remodeled10/11/06 11:25 AM
.*Re: To log out or to not log out  Bamboo710/11/06 05:08 PM
.*Re: Oh! My sides!  KModerator10/11/06 04:06 AM
.*Can we change her username to Windbag?  Bamboo710/10/06 04:52 PM
.*Who is this "we" of whom you speak?  WildWind10/10/06 04:59 PM
.*Where is this "we" of whom you speak?  Bamboo710/10/06 05:07 PM
.*Re: So much for benevolent matriarch  Persilot10/06/06 06:14 PM
.*It's all about precarious balance  WildWind10/06/06 06:20 PM
.*I took the liberty of finishing off your statement  Bamboo710/06/06 08:26 PM
.*Sorry, this fish requires quality bait  WildWind10/06/06 09:06 PM
.*Re: Sorry, this fish requires quality bait  Vanessa_Y10/09/06 07:58 AM
.*Cut her open and check her rings!  Marquis10/09/06 12:03 PM
.*The only points B7 gets are from guys at school  Remade/Remodeled10/07/06 00:18 AM
.*Pork dinner  Hannibal_Lecter10/06/06 06:01 PM
.*Holes in my theory  anisette10/06/06 05:42 PM
.*Embracing exclusivity  ladymacbeth10/06/06 08:49 AM
.*Awww.,..that's cute!1!  Monkeyboy10/06/06 05:20 PM
.*No, you're cute!  ladymacbeth10/07/06 10:12 AM
.*Choose your own response  Monkeyboy10/07/06 03:03 PM
.*Getting one thing straight or maybe two   ladymacbeth10/08/06 05:01 PM
.*Re: Next time, don't be so obvious  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 05:17 PM
.*Pet peeves  WildWind10/04/06 07:36 PM
.*Re: Pet peeves  Froggy Starlust10/05/06 05:11 PM
.*Punctilious and Prissy  White Prism10/05/06 05:54 AM
.*OK, bear in ming I just started.  KModerator10/05/06 02:06 AM
.*Re: OK, bear in ming I just started.  Froggy Starlust10/05/06 05:14 AM
.*Re: Pet peeves  Starlite10/04/06 08:30 PM
.*Re: Pet peeves  Vanessa_Y10/05/06 12:58 PM
.*Re: Pet peeves  to_dizzy10/05/06 03:39 PM
.*Re: Next time, don't be so obvious  Vanessa_Y10/04/06 06:26 PM
.*Re: Next time, don't be so obvious  Monkeyboy10/04/06 07:21 PM
.*Re: Next time, don't be so obvious  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 07:25 PM
.*Re: Corequesites  Vanessa_Y10/04/06 04:14 PM
.*Re: Some things never change  KModerator10/03/06 06:32 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Persilot10/03/06 06:07 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  KModerator10/03/06 05:44 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Claude10/03/06 05:14 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  EJ10/03/06 04:28 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  carsten10/04/06 11:36 AM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Vanessa_Y10/04/06 06:35 PM
.*Jim Henson  Monkeyboy10/04/06 07:23 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  Froggy Starlust10/04/06 06:39 PM
.*Re: Friedrich Nietzche  to_dizzy10/04/06 12:28 PM
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