8-10= -2 the teacher owes me a report if you ask me.
You're probably getting a depressing grade too
@Kounat, if they want more pages, they can ask for more. Giving a bad grade for a good paper that goes over the minimum length is BS, although it hasn’t happened to me yet and I always do minimum
@Cpzombie, While I agree entirely that it's bs, I was a 4.0 student in university and ran into a number of professors that would minus points just because I didnt write as much as they "felt" I could, even though I hit the minimum req at least, fulfilled the prompt, or answered the whole question. It's dumb but still... lots of teachers/professors are like that. Getting an undeserved A- strictly because of writing length... it's such a joke.
@Kounat, not really, it depends on the teacher. Most want quality, not quantity. If you can explain everything in fewer pages and still hit every criteria, you still deserve a good grade; not perfect, but good.
@Kounat, Well yeah, if you want a perfect or excellent grade you shouldn't aim for the minimum. I know I can reach the maximum on the subjects i'm good at. I don't expect to get 90% or above if I didn't put as much meat into the paper or essay as the professor expects. He's the one teaching, he would know if you can put more detail into it. Odds are, he has corrected many more papers like yours in the past.
@Emp4th, why not? As long as you meet all the criteria as listed, you deserve a perfect score. If they give a rubric that says an A is 10 pages and minimum is 8, that’s different... but if they just say minimum 8, then 8 page length should not count against you
@Cpzombie, I understand getting an A for 8 pages. However, I have been told by many of my teachers that they won't give a perfect grade for a project that meets all the criteria, as they believe that one should surpass their expectations in order to earn a better grade. I agree that it is bullshjt in some regards, but striving to surpass others' expectations of you is a useful attitude to have in general.
@Emp4th, what kind of bullshjt is that? I could see it if grades didn’t matter, or if the normal GPA was lower, but maintaining a high GPA is pretty important so that’s basically screwing over students for their own ego
@Cpzombie, I mean I'm Canadian so I might not understand just how shjt your education system is but in general a grade is not given, it is earned.
Me an intellectual knowing the best way to punish the teacher is to ramble for 15 pages
I had a teacher once who not only had a page requirement, but also a word count requirement. So people couldn’t do tricks like making the punctuation bigger to make the paper seem longer then it was. And she always said that if you did the minimum, your paper better be pretty fantastic to get a good grade on it.
@micopearl , when that was a thing, I stopped using contractions.
6 double spaced
When you get to graduate level writing/research, 8-10 pages is nothing. References can easily take up half of each page.
I hate when teachers say a paper has to be a certain length shouldn’t the quality of the writing be more important than the length wouldnt the prefer 1 page of something important to 8-10 pages of bullshït
Not only r u getting 8 but it’s gonna be 8 pages double spaced and a huge indent on every paragraph
I'd accidentally type 15 pages