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So, while I work on the Take-Home Exam from Hell in a very inefficient manner, I've spent some of my unproductive break time opening up the many, many papers I have written this semester and tallying up the word count.  And now you're all going to play Guess How Many Words' Worth of Papers RS Has Written This Semester!  

I find word count a more accurate measurement than page number, because page number varies a lot.  Especially with me, as I flatly refuse to double-space my name/date/etc headers because it looks so lazy (WASTED SPACE!), and adjust my bottom margins, because if I leave them at 1," double-spacing does crazy things and often prints the last line closer to 2" from the bottom, and I feel like that's just cheating.  This doesn't bother me on an intellectual level, more on a paranoid "OMG my professor will know I'm trying to pad the length and DOCK ME FOR IT!"  And sometimes I screw with side margins in order to keep it from going like 2 lines onto the next page (I hate wasting paper like that).  

Anyway!  If it helps you visualize, an average page for me includes about 300-330 words.  Bonus points for adding an exact number guess in the comments.  I'm curious who can come closest.  Results to be posted by the end of the week.

Poll #1183926 Joys of Academia
This poll is closed.

How many words' worth of papers do you think RS, senior English major, wrote this semester?

5-10k
0(0.0%)
10-15k
0(0.0%)
15-20k
0(0.0%)
20-25k
1(10.0%)
25-30k
1(10.0%)
30-35k
2(20.0%)
35-40k
3(30.0%)
Over 40k
3(30.0%)

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
laguera25
May. 7th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, what the hell? I'll guess 23,763 words.
aries11
May. 7th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm going with 26,287 words.
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