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The Topic: I sicken me

  AardvarkLady

For my writing class, I have to print out 16 copies of my assignments. The amount of paper this wastes is... painful.



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  The Ghost of Douglas Adams

I'm going to assume, perhaps wrongly, that the printing of 16 copies isn't a compulsive procedural demand based upon some sort of ancient numerology on behalf of your professors, and that the idea is to allow the others in your class to read your work, and perhaps to comment on it. And despite certain advances in electronics, the most efficient method of distributing the written word remains ink on paper.


  The Ghost of Douglas Adams

Since the fundamental idea behind writing is to have others read what you write, I feel it necessary to point out to you that if you end up writing professionally, a great deal of paper will most likely be 'wasted' for the sole purpose of carrying your written words to others.

If this bothers you so much, perhaps you should be taking a different class.


Not the Ghost of Carl Sagan, since the existence of 'ghosts' cannot be proven scientifically.  

What if the class is a requirement, or a prerequisite of some sort?


  The Ghost of Douglas Adams

Ah, well then. The key becomes making sure your writing is of such high quality that any paper that you print it on cannot possibly be viewed as 'wasted'.

Or, in your case, perhaps you could gather old fast-food wrappers or somesuch to use instead.


Not the Ghost of Carl Sagan, since the existence of 'ghosts' cannot be proven scientifically.  



Not the Ghost of Carl Sagan, since the existence of 'ghosts' cannot be proven scientifically.  

That was a slam on her and not me, right?




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