Here’s A Funny Thing To Do While Writing An Essay.

Want to know a funny thing to do while handwriting an essay? Alright, it’s not that funny, but it’s a little funny. Bear with me here, people.

Anyway, you can do this on any type of essay; the SAT’s, some advanced placement exam, a regular old History test or whatever. As you’re writing along about the French Revolution or whatever, write a goofy quote from a movie in all caps, then cross it out and continue on with the essay. So it would look something like this:

“To come to this question of the existence of God: it is a large and serious question, and if I were to attempt to deal WHY SO SERIOUS? with it in any adequate manner I should have to keep you here until Kingdom Come, so that you will have to excuse me if I deal with it in a somewhat summary fashion. ”

Or

The German economy was devestated after the first World War. As inflation skyrocketed THIS IS SPARTA! disillusionment amongst the citizenry started to become widespread.

I’m pretty sure you can’t be penalized on standardized tests for stuff you have crossed out, provided, of course that you’re not telling the maker of the test to go screw. Plus, you’ll be giving the person correcting the test a chuckle.

Oh, and the first essay is “Why I Am Not A Christian” by Bertrand Russell. Pretty good stuff, if anyone’s interested: http://users.drew.edu/~jlenz/whynot.html. The second one is just a line from an imaginary essay I wrote in my mind of the causes of the second World War, which is seemingly the most common essay question of all time.

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~ by fc13 on June 1, 2011.

2 Responses to “Here’s A Funny Thing To Do While Writing An Essay.”

  1. Haha, that’s pretty solid. Fits in nicely with the tone of the essay.

  2. I’ve done that…e.g. “In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the gentle monster of Frankenstein tries desperately to fit in (I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!!) with civilized society, but ultimately becomes malicious due to human hatred.”

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