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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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December 8th, 2004

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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

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Date:December 8th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
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?
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Date:December 8th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
Sure. I think at least one exerpt will happen today on my LJ.

More if you're really interested after that :)
Date:December 9th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
I will go look at it now!
Date:December 8th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
I heard a JB Christmas song the other afternoon. Made me think of you. *nod*

Good work on the paper!
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Date:December 8th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
Oh, which one? My favourite is "Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum" :)

Thanks :)
Date:December 8th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
That Hawaiian xmas song...I don't even begin to know how to spell it...
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Date:December 8th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
Mele Kalikimaka?
Date:December 8th, 2004 10:36 am (UTC)
that would be the one. *nod*
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Date:December 8th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
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. :)
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Date:December 8th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
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? :)

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