17 Tweets That Are Far Too Real When You Just Can’t Hit The Word Count
Reaching the word count on an essay can often feel like an impossible task. The struggle is far too real.
1. You automatically knock off 10% for every essay.
Whenever I see a word count for an essay I always mentally adjust it by the -10% minimum. That way it's more manageable…
— mmmmm (@madziadug) January 17, 2016
2. And start writing confident that you’ll be able to reach the word count. But then…
>when you're finished typing up your paper and the total word count is 420 pic.twitter.com/AZHUfnay9A
— William Dimdiman (@Willasaurusrrex) December 18, 2015
3. You feel like there’s nothing you can do to extend it but repeat yourself.
When you gotta hit that word count pic.twitter.com/UZ6QyBwPlX
— SG. (@Shannxo) February 8, 2016
4. A lot.
When you try to hit the essay word count pic.twitter.com/mGsq8OZWie
— Solomon Norred (@Solomonster96) November 19, 2015
5. You stop shortening words.
When you're desperate af to reach the 6,000 word count pic.twitter.com/xmBL3iQlqK
— Wendy (@lifeSAVer_23) November 19, 2015
6. And you no longer use numbers.
When you try to make word count pic.twitter.com/cRGKz5PyDl
— Monserrat Quintana (@MonserratQ_) November 22, 2015
7. You’ll do anything to get in a few extra counts.
When you try to reach the word count on your final paper pic.twitter.com/jmbHU0y0Di
— Vinnie Barone (@vinniethepooh2) December 2, 2015
8. Even if you end up sounding like an idiot.
When you try to meet the word count pic.twitter.com/owJ0xxM1Sd
— Maya ✨ (@maya_jillian75) February 3, 2016
9. Because you no longer have any fucks to give.
when you're writing an essay & trying to get to that 500 word count pic.twitter.com/p0HMe8TpRP
— kalyn molner ✨ (@kalllyn) February 8, 2016
10. You become almost poetic in your prolonged descriptions of things.
When you're nowhere near the word count pic.twitter.com/bBU7825SIA
— RYFROMTHE5 (@ryfromthe5) January 23, 2016
11. And clarify absolutely everything. Just in case.
When you're trying really hard to reach the word count for your essay pic.twitter.com/V8pW7JmeSh
— Ray Gun (@rachelkielar) May 28, 2015
12. When you’re desperate for words, you lose the ability to express your opinion without sounding like a child.
when you're trying to meet a word count pic.twitter.com/A77PCdhdDp
— katrina (@katrinaa48) October 9, 2015
13. You literally can’t stop looking at the word count. As if it’s somehow magically increased.
Checking the word count every 5 seconds even when you've only typed one more sentence
— just a lil red (@AshleyRutledge6) February 2, 2016
14. Sometimes you celebrate too soon before realising you’ve included references and the title. Which don’t count.
When you think you've reached your word count but then see you've included the title in it pic.twitter.com/rnOgOuFp5q
— Reece (@TheRealPeachman) November 12, 2015
15. Eventually you might give in and just write a short story to your lecturer, explaining your despair.
Spoiler: this never works in your favour.
When you want to make that word count but it's 1 in the morning pic.twitter.com/qqz3XBibto
— Becca (@sexybexy__) January 5, 2016
16. Or you might try this little trick.
— LearnLeo (@LearnLeo) March 26, 2015
17. And when you eventually do cross the finish line, you struggle to be pleased with what you’ve produced.
When you finally hit the word count on an assignment but you know most of it is irrelevant pic.twitter.com/Oe27WnnqSX
— Sophie Allwood (@SophAllwood) December 11, 2015