Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Royal Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2007, 08:30 PM  
Silock Silock is offline
MVP
 
Silock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Overland Park
Casino cash: $8335
College people: How to make your paper longer

I thought this was pretty clever:

http://break.com/index/really_useful_paper_tip.html
Posts: 17,438
Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
Ebolapox Ebolapox is offline
remember, remember
 
Ebolapox's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Casino cash: $7041
courier new, size 12, 1.25 inch margins also works, or so I hear
Posts: 25,555
Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #3
OnTheWarpath58 OnTheWarpath58 is offline
37 FOREVER
 
OnTheWarpath58's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Casino cash: $7765
Rep.

You just scored me an extra 3 lines on a paper on the Three Classical Arguments for the Existence of God.

Thanks.
Posts: 49,941
OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
Basileus777 Basileus777 is offline
MVP
 
Basileus777's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Jersey
Casino cash: $5100
Quote:
Originally Posted by H5N1
courier new, size 12, 1.25 inch margins also works, or so I hear
Changing the font type is extremely obvious, especially courier new. It is a clever trick, too bad the professors I have this this term like to set word instead of page minimums.
Posts: 8,416
Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.Basileus777 is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:53 PM   #5
morphius morphius is offline
World's finest morphius
 
morphius's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $6487
I once changed the margins top, bottom, sides. It was also double spaced, so I made it 2.2 spaces instead of just 2 lines. It was sad, but it added enough to make my 8 pages into a "close enough to 10" page paper.
__________________
Herm Edwards neutering offenses one QB at a time.
Posts: 24,609
morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.morphius would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
Silock Silock is offline
MVP
 
Silock's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Overland Park
Casino cash: $8335
Most of my professors use a ruler or require that you submit your paper via e-mail so they have the original copy. Using little tricks like this is just more likely to get you in trouble than anything else. Regardless, it's still pretty nifty
Posts: 17,438
Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.Silock is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:54 PM   #7
noa noa is offline
Band
 
noa's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Casino cash: $6329
A friend of mine put clip art in his paper once and the prof liked it.
__________________
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, he eats you.
Posts: 8,019
noa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellinoa 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:55 PM   #8
HolmeZz HolmeZz is offline
i guess its bittersweet poetry
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NeW HaVeN, CT
Casino cash: $5000
My professors check the margins and all that stuff, so that usually doesn't work.

Never heard of this period trick though. Not sure how it does that, but I'll give it a try on my next paper.
Posts: 16,520
HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.HolmeZz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:58 PM   #9
OnTheWarpath58 OnTheWarpath58 is offline
37 FOREVER
 
OnTheWarpath58's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Casino cash: $7765
Quote:
Originally Posted by HolmeZz
My professors check the margins and all that stuff, so that usually doesn't work.

Never heard of this period trick though. Not sure how it does that, but I'll give it a try on my next paper.
Mine too. Every prof I've had this semester told us they check margins, spacing, font size, etc.

I've been inspecting the "old" paper and the "new" paper and I can't tell....and I know what I'm looking for.
Posts: 49,941
OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.OnTheWarpath58 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:04 PM   #10
Ebolapox Ebolapox is offline
remember, remember
 
Ebolapox's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Casino cash: $7041
Quote:
Originally Posted by Basileus777
Changing the font type is extremely obvious, especially courier new. It is a clever trick, too bad the professors I have this this term like to set word instead of page minimums.
yeah, I know... I generally don't worry about page length, all of the profs I've ever had worried more about quality than quanity (as long as it at least came somewhat close to the minimum length)
Posts: 25,555
Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.Ebolapox is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:05 PM   #11
BucEyedPea BucEyedPea is offline
BucPatriot
 
BucEyedPea's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: None of your business
Casino cash: $13547
I know s/g much better, and not noticeable.

1) Use your regular period, double-spacing, but use a font with a high x-height.
(that's the body of the type as in the lower-case letter x) these take up more room than fonts with narrower x-heights.

2) Add to this, if you can in the program you're using some wider spaces between characters. Usually it's called "kerning" when you remove spaces to make the text fit but when you add it's called "letterspacing." So add some wider letterspacing. Don't go hog wild, as it will get obvious and can be too hard to read if you do that. It really can add quite a few pages.

Heh! Heh! Heh!

Now if the teacher was smart they'd require the thing by number of words or characters instead of pages. BTW, I teach and require papers too. I can spot BS.
__________________
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution

Last edited by BucEyedPea; 03-08-2007 at 09:14 PM..
Posts: 58,283
BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:05 PM   #12
Valiant Valiant is offline
Valiant 'The Thread Killer'
 
Valiant's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Kansas City
Casino cash: $755
Quote:
Originally Posted by noa949
A friend of mine put clip art in his paper once and the prof liked it.

I have done that a few times...

If you really want to make a paper beefy... It is simple and the professors love you for it, just quote stuff and do it properly..
Hell if you quote a paragraph you have to indent it on both sides.
Posts: 15,188
Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Valiant is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:17 PM   #13
Sam Hall Sam Hall is offline
UNSTOPPABLE
 
Sam Hall's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: KC area
Casino cash: $5030
The difference in those periods was obvious. Any professor would catch that.
__________________
Posts: 8,082
Sam Hall has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:27 PM   #14
BucEyedPea BucEyedPea is offline
BucPatriot
 
BucEyedPea's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: None of your business
Casino cash: $13547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Hall
The difference in those periods was obvious. Any professor would catch that.
I agree. Thought that was silly. It had to be a joke.
__________________
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
Posts: 58,283
BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:30 PM   #15
cdcox cdcox is offline
www.nfl-forecast.com
 
cdcox's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2000
Casino cash: $13671
Another prof, here.

I hate reading papers, so I usually specify a maximum length rather than a minimum length.

This period trick acutally changes the space in between lines (try it in Word). If I was anal about page length, I would use a ruler to measure the spacing between lines and the characters per inch and would catch this in a second. If I determined that the deception was intentional I would penalize the hell out of you. No one wants to be played for a fool.
Posts: 31,898
cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.cdcox has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:18 AM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.