December 8th, 2004
|08:18 am - A simple revision?|
A few of you may know that I spent an entire night last week trying to finish a paper, only to find out that it was actually due today. This is the paper I mentioned in my last post.
Well, last night I decided to revise it and resubmit it.
It was 14 pages.
It is now 20.
I'm still slightly overwhelmed. If I hadn't stopped, I could have written at least another twenty pages.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Peanut Butter Conspiracy", -JB
I had that happen once. I was writing my life story for a class. I got up to 20 pages and realized that I had to revise and make it smaller.
Can I read your paper sometime?
Sure. I think at least one exerpt will happen today on my LJ.
More if you're really interested after that :)
I will go look at it now!
I heard a JB Christmas song the other afternoon. Made me think of you. *nod*
Good work on the paper!
Oh, which one? My favourite is "Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum" :)
That Hawaiian xmas song...I don't even begin to know how to spell it...
that would be the one. *nod*
As a former teacher and one who has spent several holiday "vacations" grading papers, let me just say that going from 16 to 20 pages in a one-last-time revision is just so TOTALLY wrong. Dude, you need to learn the art of vorticism. That would be taking a 16 page paper down to 10 or 12 pages -- now THAT takes a lot of work and skill. Anyone can fluff up a paper, but to pack it in? And believe me, anything you can do to make your prof happy(ier) over the holidays is in your best interest. :)
Fluff? Who said anything about fluff?
That's what larger fonts are for.
No, this was all new, interesting information. In fact, I ended up cutting stuff from the original 14 pages. It just wasn't a strong enough paper.
Besides, why would anyone want to drop a good paper from 16 pages to 10? :)