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Braaaaains.

Well, I'm done the 210 paper.

I hate it, mind, but then again I end up hating every paper I have to pull an all-nighter to finish. By the time I'm done, I'm fully convinced that I'm just vomiting disjointed stream-of-consciousness rants onto my screen. Whether this is fatigue-induced hallucination or truth is really up to the voices in my head to say.

I'm under the page count again (gave her 7, she asked for 8-10), which I'm not entirely happy about, but the fact that I stopped when I didn't have any more to say instead of doggedly pursuing the page count makes me slightly more confident that I'm not turning in a steaming pile of bullshit. I have my standards, after all.

I have under an hour thirty minutes until I'd ordinarily be waking up. So I suppose I'll shower, eat, drink more tea, and leave.

Tuesday is, of course, the longest day on my schedule. On the bright side, ridiculously long midday breaks mean naptime.

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siobhan63
Apr. 3rd, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm under the page count again (gave her 7, she asked for 8-10), which I'm not entirely happy about, but the fact that I stopped when I didn't have any more to say instead of doggedly pursuing the page count makes me slightly more confident that I'm not turning in a steaming pile of bullshit. I have my standards, after all.


Page counts used to annoy me when i was in uni. I guess they're sort of necessary because some joker will turn in a paragraph otherwise, but on the other hand, some people analyse and write very succinctly and can say everything that needs to be said in fewer pages. Of course, if that's the case, it can be handy because it allows you to expand on a topic more than someone who suffers from verbal diarrhea, but sometimes, any attempt to reach the page count simply lessens the quality of the paper.
paleshadow
Apr. 3rd, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
They annoy me immensely as well, but I prefer them to word counts because you can at least game page counts to a degree. (isn't that right, Nathan? :D)
doctorcomputer
Apr. 4th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
In my (not so) brief stay as an Arts student, I became a master of fudging page count. It's basically just an optimization problem: balance out a font that looks close to Times New Roman but is just a bit wider, with slightly larger margins and a teeny bit larger spacing and you've turned a 6 1/2 page paper into a 7 1/3, which can make all the difference.
rumor_esq
Apr. 3rd, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, I do the same thing with many papers and I, too, end up hating the result as a... result. Hindsight always screams at me that if I had apportioned my work-time out more prudently I would have produced something awesome and worth referring to later, and yet I don't often end up doing that.
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