[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating black and grey. Foreground — a picture of an armadillo. Top text: “ [“Write an essay of approximately 500 words.” ] ” Bottom text: “ [That’s not an essay, that’s a passing thought.] ”]
I am currently trying to rein in my thoughts for an essay for a non-English class. But seriously, 500 words?! That’s so short!
My first semester, I had a history prof who routinely required us to write 3 paragraph essays in under 150 words. I frequently wound up with 4-5 sentences on the page, broken into bullshit paragraphs…