View Full Version : Please help me understand this statement


RopeyLopey
04-22-2010, 05:11 AM
"Articles may be of no more than 10 journal pages in length."

Does it mean

a) it is suggested the article should have < 10 pages (so if it is 12 pages, they will not be happy, but still they might roll with it)

or

b) is it more strict, i.e. no more than 10 pages is a rule?

thanks

Kahlo
04-22-2010, 05:22 AM
10 or less. Sometimes I forget English is a stupid language.

RopeyLopey
04-22-2010, 05:44 AM
10 or less. Sometimes I forget English is a stupid language.nah, I think the problem is on my side that I was sleeping when we were going through this at school.

thefinalcoda
04-22-2010, 06:29 AM
I'm kind of worried about how your article will turn out, given that you couldn't figure out what was intended by that statement...

Luke de Spa
04-22-2010, 06:32 AM
ten or fewer. no ambiguity here

Luke de Spa
04-22-2010, 06:33 AM
btw anyone who says "ten or less" is not worth listening to, ever

Cool As Ice Cream
04-22-2010, 06:42 AM
btw anyone who says "ten or less" is not worth listening to, ever

LOL U JUST SAID IT HAHAHAHA

Kahlo
04-22-2010, 07:05 AM
OMG BRAM U WIN! :)

Cool As Ice Cream
04-22-2010, 07:22 AM
:bananamac

Cool As Ice Cream
04-22-2010, 07:23 AM
<img src="http://forums.netphoria.org/images/smilies/bananamac.gif" width="200%">

duovamp
04-22-2010, 07:40 AM
What about ten or lez? http://www.autotalkcrew.com/forums/images/smilies/index.gif

Luke de Spa
04-22-2010, 08:44 AM
LOL U JUST SAID IT HAHAHAHA

no i didn't. "intro to quoting" see me after class

/humorless

Cool As Ice Cream
04-22-2010, 09:26 AM
yes, sir. :(

Kahlo
04-22-2010, 11:54 AM
Luke de Spa; putting us all in our collective places :(

beef curtains
04-22-2010, 01:49 PM
who has troubles writing a short paper? I always struggled to put enough filler in to hit however many pages was the minimum!

waltermcphilp
04-22-2010, 02:08 PM
Double space is your friend and if you still need to beef up your paper make the font a little bigger.

Bingo bango bongo.

Skradgee
04-22-2010, 02:39 PM
Double space is your friend and if you still need to beef up your paper make the font a little bigger.

Bingo bango bongo.

Teachers might ring you up for font fudging though. They can tell! Well, some of them might not pick up on it.

Having to email your work doesn't make it easier either.

ATS
04-22-2010, 04:10 PM
international journal of remote sensing?

beef curtains
04-22-2010, 07:29 PM
Double space is your friend and if you still need to beef up your paper make the font a little bigger.

Bingo bango bongo.

I always changed the margins by 0.1" ... not enough to catch but enough to make a difference. fortunately i am long done with school

waltermcphilp
04-22-2010, 07:33 PM
School is for suckers.

Rider
04-22-2010, 08:50 PM
Double space is your friend and if you still need to beef up your paper make the font a little bigger.

Bingo bango bongo.

Double space never works. 15 years ago I had professors that were already onto the increasing the font size technique.

I would always write very short papers and just hand them in, most professors liked my style even though I ignored instructions. I hate filler and refused to add a bunch of crap to make my paper longer.

28if
04-22-2010, 09:44 PM
yeah in my experience professors would much rather read a good short paper than a shitty one with filler. they can always spot filler anyway, what's the point?

Skradgee
04-22-2010, 10:39 PM
lol @ changing just the size of the periods. "These punctuation marks do not meet the required standard. -10 points. "

And yes, most of my professors asked that the papers be double-spaced.

Cool As Ice Cream
04-23-2010, 03:09 AM
I would always write very short papers and just hand them in, most professors liked my style even though I ignored instructions. I hate filler and refused to add a bunch of crap to make my paper longer.

same. my thesis was only 31 pages long. and it wasn't all text.

Luke de Spa
04-23-2010, 03:23 AM
Luke de Spa; putting us all in our collective places :(

you ought to have used a colon there, not a semicolon.

Kahlo
04-23-2010, 07:06 AM
I KNOW :)

Luke de Spa
04-23-2010, 07:39 AM
well you do now

Kahlo
04-23-2010, 08:09 AM
Sometimes I can actually feel you sucking the life out of me Luke :/