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Realization --- footnotes! [May. 19th, 2001|08:02 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Realization: the best reason to cite anything and everything ... if you use footnotes it makes a page shorter, so it's easier to reach 7 pages.

Even without that "cheating" though, I think it's going pretty well.... shouldn't be too hard to finish now that I've read a bunch more of the book and have a lot of good ideas. (yay for reading... *sigh*)

Update: They also hate it when you use contractions ... fine by me: expanding contractions takes up more room!

[User Picture]From: shadwstalkr
2001-05-19 08:41 pm (UTC)
My American History teacher was on to us, so he always had word count requirements rather than pages.
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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2001-05-20 03:51 am (UTC)
Personally I always had a problem not massively going over the minimun word limit. One time we had to submit an essay of no less than 3,000 words for Biochemistry. I submitted about 22,000 words, excluding graphs, tables, footnotes, quotations and biblography.

My lecturer freaked.

On the other hand, when at the next personal tutorial we had I asked for advice on how to cut it down he did admit that it was all good material and apparently the bibliography section saved one of his PhD research students a lot of library time.

In fact that was the only A I ever got from him, I typically got B/B+ from him.
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