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Homework assignments: Count words not pages

Posted in Education, Humor on March 11th, 2008 by leodirac – 1 Comment

As I draw my graduate educational experience to a close (tonight is the last class of my MBA!), I’d like to send an open suggestion to all educators who ask their students to produce written assignments. Let’s assign essays with a required word count instead of a page count. I’m guessing the page count is a throw-back to days when some students hand-wrote their assignments. This was true for me in high school 20 years ago. But today, turning an essay written in long-hand is unthinkable. Professional writers and editors usually consider the length of a document by the number…

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