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Date: 02/14/12 08:45 AM

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    Kim... Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Link: World`s Biggest A-Hole Teacher - Sure being his student sucks, but imagine being married to him.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:54 am
    I`ve had teachers like this in high school. They think they`re doing you a favor by making their directions obnoxiously particular.
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:55 am
    Well, unless this is some printing error it means that the student purposefully took the margins off of the standard 1" to make their paper fit some length requirement.

    They think teachers won`t notice - but you don`t need a ruler to spot that one essay is slightly different than the hundreds of others being graded.

    *one of these things is not like the other . . .
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:59 am
    What a dick.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Teacher probably specified the size of the margins, spacing, and fonts.
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:04 am
    ffs. You can`t guaranty a home printer isn`t going to be 1/16th off.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:05 am
    margins are just a waste of space
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    Apexs Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Poo on this guy.
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:07 am
    I have to side with the teacher here, the standard margin is 1 inch, so this student deliberately took it off. Id deduct points as well.
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:08 am
    @YankMyDoodle, are you joking? Or are you just that dumb?
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:09 am
    That is pretty lousy, but surely it must have been more difficult to make the margins just less than 1" than it would have been to make it exactly 1"? Or perhaps the printer`s paper tray was merely off-center :P
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:11 am
    Don`t American teachers assign a certain number of pages for essays? It would probably solve this type of problem to just assign word counts and let the students choose their own style of formatting as long as it was reasonably well presented.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:13 am
    I`m finding it difficult to believe that some of you seem to think the kid changed the margins by 1/16th of an inch instead of this being an alignment issue. I would bring this to the head of the department, if the teacher wants to be a spiteful bitch I`ll be a spiteful bitch right back.
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    Darkalen Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:22 am
    lol I think I may have called him out for forgetting to dot the i in margin. I am all for attention to detail, but ffs, being off by 1/32"? Then again, from some of the terminology in the questions, it looks like attention to detail may be extremely important to the class as a whole.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:29 am
    im pretty sure that he probably gave a stupid answer and the margin issue was the smallest problem he had.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:34 am
    @TheSnowSheep are you that serious? or do you just have a stick up your ass?
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:35 am
    @TheSnowSheep
    except it isn`t, living in Europe you should know that word can be used in both metric and imperial
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:37 am
    The teacher may have set the margin/font requirements to keep kids from squeezing their text to make a "longer" essay. Oldest trick in the book.

    Also, it may be some technical/scientific paper, which has a professional standard. Attention to detail.

    Where is everyone getting the 1/16" idea? The margin requirement may have been half an inch, or 3/4".
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:44 am
    "I`m finding it difficult to believe that some of you seem to think the kid changed the margins by 1/16th of an inch instead of this being an alignment issue."

    Why do you assume this is a high school level class? This could very well be a university level lab or technical English class. In my college English class our professor made us use APA style, and if it was obviously not correct, he would not even accept the paper. If there were small problems such as in this post, He would correct it, and give us a week to fix it and resubmit it. If we submitted it the second time with errors he marked it down.

    As for the printer alignment, modern printers are actually pretty accurate. HP printers even have scales in them and I would suspect so do the other brands. I know this because (6 yrs ago) I had to print out scaled drawings on a HP ink jet, and it was very accurate.

    If his printer is that bad, then he needs a new one, or just find another printer.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:53 am
    @Baelzar
    "Where is everyone getting the 1/16" idea? The margin requirement may have been half an inch, or 3/4"."

    Look at the paper where the teacher marked 1" in red, and then look at the ruler where it measures 1/16" less than 1".
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:57 am
    The teacher is a dick.

    Maybe the student used metric and had 2.5 cm instead of one inch. Imperial measurements in this day and age. Lordy lordy me.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:06 am
    Mr Peabody,

    You cannot do 4 color process on a printer because it is not accurrate. Tis why print shops still use presses. (Yes, yes they also you printers - but not for 4color jobbies)
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:08 am
    "Why do you assume this is a high school level class?"

    How does my disbelief that this was on purpose infer this is a high school level class? I would think "going to the head of the department" infers a university more than a high school. :| It`s obviously for some kind of science class, it`s a lab report... but thanks for the personal anecdote tangent you veered off on there.
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    Katy526 Female 18-29
    28 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
    I`ve had teachers like this. They are complete ass hats.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
    MLA styleAPA Style
    Both specify a 1" margin and this paper was marked down for being 15/16" instead.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:12 am
    there`s only a photo of the small bit the tutor wrote the comment in.... the rest of the kid`s paper may well have been a lot closer to the paper`s edge or bits of it may have been. Why does everyone assume that the small bit you can see is representative of the whole paper - it may just the one space the tutor had enough room to write the comment in the margin.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
    796 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:12 am
    @ Leesah-you look exactly like Carrie Anne Moss a little FYI:)
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:19 am
    The paper was required to have 1" margin, and the paper does not have a 1" margin. What`s the problem here?
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:25 am
    seems like a pretty nice/fair teacher to me. IMO he should have taken away 2/20 since there is a margin on both sides.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1947 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Might be a bit nit picky but when you get into the real world you`ll be glad that somebody cared enough to ride your butt. You see in the real world an inch means an inch. Close enough is the province of losers. Perfect is the province of winners. Does the student not own a ruler? Does the student not already know that they`ve got a professor who really checks these things?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:42 am
    why are you still using inches? why?
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:48 am
    The warrants of a paper need to be measured on the work given, not on .01% of an inch margins.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:50 am
    Meh. Fair`s fair.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:59 am
    @emmettyville - because porn doesn`t recognise metric.

    and hopefully the guy who wrote the paper will never make o-rings for space shuttles. an inch is an inch. not 31/32nds of an inch. an inch.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 11:07 am
    How do we know this is really a science class, and not a typesetting class? Perhaps the instructor gave them a draft of an "experiment" to practice typesetting?
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    luda16 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 11:10 am
    close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
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    swiftkeys Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 11:13 am
    that margin discrepancy could be just a printer malfunction. I would have fought the grade.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 11:36 am
    That`s a goddamn inch. It`s exactly centered in the middle of the letters. In typesetting, that`s how it`s supposed to work. If you were printing something that NEEDED a one inch margin you sure as hell would make it more than an inch or else you`ll have letters flush against the borders, which looks stupid.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 11:45 am
    I`ve come to expect this sort of thing.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 11:55 am
    If we are going to get technical.....there should be a tolerance listed.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    @luda16...and nuclear weapons....
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    @leesah
    "How does my disbelief that this was on purpose infer this is a high school level class?"

    It has nothing to do with your disbelief that this was on purpose (my opinion as well, I think it was a result of just not paying attention).

    I asked that because you and others keep referring to the author as a kid:
    "you seem to think the kid changed the margins"

    You don`t find many kids in higher level institutions, and this paper is beyond the average elementary/middle school kid.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    @edana42

    The average research paper is not a "4color jobbie". I printed a 1" black and white grid on a HP deskjet (620 I believe) and measured it with a Mitutoyo vision machine, and that grid was accurate to about .001" (1/16 is .0625"), so a printer should be able to get very close to a 1" margin under normal circumstances.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Thats silly, probably just printed on a cheap printer and the paper moved. THats a big a hole if its real!
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    "The average research paper is not a "4color jobbie". I printed a 1" black and white grid on a HP deskjet (620 I believe) and measured it with a Mitutoyo vision machine, and that grid was accurate to about .001" (1/16 is .0625"), so a printer should be able to get very close to a 1" margin under normal circumstances."

    Even a cheap $30 printer from walmart that was made in china can handle printing an accurate margin. If your going to school and you are taking something that requires creating a nice tidy page that is presentable this does matter. Imagine flipping through a stack of papers in an office and all of the margins of each document vary by 1/8 of an inch. Yeah you are going to notice that and it is going to look like no one gave a damn when writing the reports. It has it`s importance.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Whats the big deal, it was probably specified in the assignment to have a specific sized margin.. The test was to follow guidelines, if you can`t you fail..
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    "Imagine flipping through a stack of papers in an office and all of the margins of each document vary by 1/8 of an inch. Yeah you are going to notice that and it is going to look like no one gave a damn when writing the reports. It has it`s importance." I think some people need to revisit the idea of importance.

    "You don`t find many kids in higher level institutions, and this paper is beyond the average elementary/middle school kid." No. No it isn`t. Or at least it shouldn`t be. I`m fairly sure I was doing spring and pendulum experiments as a 13 year old in both the UK and Dubai.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Most of you complaining about attention to detail being vital have cited being 1/16th of an inch off. It`s not. It`s 1/32nd off.

    Furthermore printers, in any line of work, are the single most inconsistent pieces of machinery in the IT world. None of the desk machines would consistently handle margins within 1/30th of an inch.

    Brands include: CANON, HP, and Lexmark. The ~$18K office printer, yeah, fine, but not any printer I`ve had for under $100. Talking margins here, not Kerning.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Pretty sure you measure from inside the line, not the outside.

    How`s that for nit picking.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Doing what I do thats the difference between 10 fingers and nine.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    what a loser, hes got nothing better to do than pick on students because he was bullied as a student too
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    elhowell Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    Nope drat that, follow the rules when you right a paper. Especially since it looks like physics/engineering, the rules are clearly lined out, and you can`t afford to make simple mistakes like that.
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    In any kind of technical field, especially one involving intricate and complex devices/mathematics, your poo needs to be dead on to the most exact degree you could possibly get it.

    I had a professor that would not only mark your paper down for things like this, but the worse it was, the worse the markdown.

    Hell, he once came into class with a bag of shredded paper, handed it to a student, and told him that if the "effort you put forth was your very best to create this this hamster bedding, please do us all a favor and stop wasting my time. Attached you will find an application to Taco Bell. I suggest you use; in time you could even be promoted to work with the customers."
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    I don`t get it, shouldn`t the teacher give them more credit since they didn`t make the margins too big, reducing the words required to fill the page
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    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    elhowell,

    right... *facepalm
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    houtex Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    What, RFMITCH1, it`s spelled correctly...

    /+1 on *facepalm*
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    I actually think professor is referring to the fact that he used an indentation in the new paragraph, while that`s correct in most literature, I notice it`s not always typical in science or medical journals/reports.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    February 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm
    Actually I`m with PinkHomicide on this one. All us men getting over-excited about 1/32 of an inch, and the teacher probably meant `this should start at the 1 inch mark like the rest of the text`.
    Thank <insert favourite deity> for women and their common sense. Also their boobs.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    February 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Anyone that`s ever written an article for an official research journal knows how frustratingly meticulous some journals` standards can be about formatting. Margin size, indentation, line to line spacing, font, etc., are all really basic requirements. No sympathy. I bet the formatting was in bold print on the paper requirements.
    @darkmagici4n, in the real world (and academia) people don`t give a drat about word count, they give a drat about content, and whether they`re gonna have to spend hours reformatting your work just so it`s publishable.
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    Flarephoenix Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    I`m pretty sure APA (the most common format I`ve run into for science journals and essays) requires a 1/2 inch indent to start a new paragraph. I`m also pretty sure MLA does too--so unless this is some format I`m not aware of, the professor just eyeballed it and is obnoxious. At least it was only 1/20th a reduction, though.
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
    191 posts
    February 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    It`s 1/16" not 1/32". Depending on the length of the paper, it could add up to a much shorter paper if the assignment was supposed to be a certain number of pages.

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