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UtherPenguin
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10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.

Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.
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10/23/2016 3:51:49 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

What's the topic?
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PetersSmith
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10/23/2016 3:54:14 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

Just do a skit from the Chappelle's Show.
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10/23/2016 3:59:51 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:51:49 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

What's the topic?

Significance of Black History Month in Canada
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Vox_Veritas
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10/23/2016 4:16:48 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:59:51 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:51:49 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

What's the topic?

Significance of Black History Month in Canada

If you're allowed to type it up, use ridiculously small font so that you can fit a lot more on one page. If on paper, write really small if you can.
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10/23/2016 4:20:57 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:59:51 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:51:49 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

What's the topic?

Significance of Black History Month in Canada

Don't listen to Vox. 12-point font, Times New Roman. Trying to be sneaky by manipulating font size or type will just get you into trouble. 720 words is more than enough for a standard essay. Create an outline and stick to it. Intro, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion if you must.
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~Mark Twain

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"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
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10/23/2016 4:55:09 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 4:16:48 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:59:51 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:51:49 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

What's the topic?

Significance of Black History Month in Canada

If you're allowed to type it up, use ridiculously small font so that you can fit a lot more on one page. If on paper, write really small if you can.

Not going to make an impact on the character page.
triangle.128k
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10/23/2016 4:56:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

I feel you, I have the same problem with fitting an entire business plan on a 15 page double spaced paper for a competition.

I suggest you don't go into too much detail over-explaining things, and try to be as direct and straight-forward as possible.

If it helps, write out the whole thing ignoring the character limit, then try to summarize it.
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10/23/2016 6:42:52 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 4:20:57 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:59:51 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:51:49 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

What's the topic?

Significance of Black History Month in Canada

Don't listen to Vox. 12-point font, Times New Roman. Trying to be sneaky by manipulating font size or type will just get you into trouble. 720 words is more than enough for a standard essay. Create an outline and stick to it.

Intro, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion if you must.

^^^
The issusion of this being a great strategy is why many people are bad writers of essays.
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Perussi
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10/23/2016 6:45:10 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 10/23/2016 3:36:26 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So found this one bank that's hosting a nation wide essay completion on black history month, offering a 5k scholarship for the winner.

Given that my recently $hitty grades have essentially eliminated my chances for most government scholarships (with the exception of bursaries, but haven't looked yet :P) I decided to throw my bid in for this one.

Good new:
-All stated above.


Bad news:
- 750 WORD LIMIT. My debate arguments may show otherwise, but I'm a massive "over-writer", word count limits are the devil. How the flying fvck am I supposed to do this essay in only one page?! m8 it'd take me a page and a half just to introduce the topic, let alone the whole essay.

You aren't writing an essay, you are writing a rant. I know because i did one for a class that the techer gave us class time for and so i did it. I didn't put much effort into it but got a tie at second because i am lucky and have mad skillz. You are writing a rant, not an essay.
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