Ways to make your paper longer:
- Adjust the margins slightly. If you don’t want to be too obvious about it, set the left to 1.5 and the right to 1.3. I would suggest leaving the top and bottom at 1. These margins are easier to see that you’ve changed them.
- Use 13 point font. 14 is too big, and will jump out at your teacher, “THIS KID OBVIOUSLY JUST MADE THE FONT BIGGER TO MAKE IT SEEM LONGER.” 13, however, is just small enough to get away with, but big enough to stretch your paper 2 or 3 lines.
- ALWAYS double space. Your teachers are freaking old people! They can’t read single spaced! (Besides, double spacing stretches your paper at least 2 pages.
- Use Cambria font. This font looks professional and is similar to Times New Roman (recommended font), but is slightly bigger. This font can give you up to 3 more lines.
Hope this helps all you slackers out there! I know it helped me avoid writing my paper for a bit. NOW GET OFF TUMBLR YOU LAZY SACK
Yeah, so everyone should look at this because it’s the most useful thing of life and I’m using these tips right now to write a paper and it’s going to save my butt for tomorrow morning.
I quote this for almost everything
Just took a reading test from Staples and confirmed that I am still a slower-than-average reader. I mean, I read a LOT, and I love it, and I’ve gotten much faster over the years. But while my dyslexia is mild, it is not something I’ll ever get over, I guess.
You can test yourself here, just remember that these tests don’t really say anything about how smart you are or your potential for success or whatever. I like to think that whatever neurological weirdness makes it hard for me to process written words also gives me a different way of looking at the world that gives more than it takes.
I think dyslexia is a wildly fascinating subject, in part because I have a mild case of it myself. This is my time to tell everyone that dyslexia comes in many variations, and if you put in the effort, you don’t have to suffer from your own limitations.
When I was a kid I DID have many problems with reading to myself or out loud, spelling, writing, and basic grammar rules. I constantly felt that I was not good enough and stupid compared to other kids my age because I couldn’t spell basic words. I was terrified of reading out loud in class. Having kids correct me on words, or just simply saying a word when I was trying to stutter through it was mortifying for me. I would purposefully fail class spelling bees in an early round to insure that I wouldn’t have to mess up badly on a slightly harder word. Reading and writing for class was my childhood Hell.
By the 3rd grade I was properly diagnosed with dyslexia. This was actually a real relief for me because I finally had a cause for all my struggles. I accepted assistance and was given proper help and strategies to overcome my problems. Over the years and with the aid from a handful of tutors and understanding teachers I’ve significantly raised myself out of the dark hole that I felt trapped in as a young kid. This little reading test from Staples (and formal tests I’ve taken over the past few years could back this up as well) shows that I am now well above average in reading.
I put in a lot of hard work to get where I am now, and I can say that significantly overcoming my learning disability has been one of my greatest achievements. I love to read and write, and I’m so happy that now dyslexia doesn’t stop me from doing either one of those activities. In short, I freed myself.
Even though I rank higher than average in reading, writing, and English, I still identify as a dyslexic. It’s still a part of me, but I will not let it define who I am, and what I’m capable of. Again, dyslexia comes in all sorts of forms, this is just part of my story and how I got through it.
For those who will wonder: my score on the test was 90% above the national average.
The new Terms and Conditions for Tumblr are the best.
Like, I’m so glad I read this thing.
The Tumblr staff is so sassy.
PETITION TO GET GLEE TO DO A COVER OF LET IT GO
These three lovely women are all stars of Fox’s hit show Glee, and it would be absolutely amazing to see them do a cover of ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s Frozen.Need I even mention that Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato already sing the song for the actual soundtrack? What could be more perfect than to have them sing it together along with Lea Michele?
Disney has already released a mash-up of Let It Go in 25 different languages, which is incredible, and I think a Glee version would be a great addition to the song collection.
Just my thoughts/intense wish.
Sherlock & John
First little doodle of the year! It was quick to draw because I first drew it two days ago for a friend (x) during a class. Obviously I’m not Leonardo Da Vinci or anything, but it was fun! :-)
*I’m eight days late, but it doesn’t matter.* I actually love art, but I never took an art class in high school; eventually I just sorta stopped drawing things. SO THIS YEAR I’M GOING TO DODDLE MORE. Don’t care what it is, or how bad I think it looks, I’m going to post whatever I make here on Tumblr.
More like two thousand dry clean
More like two thousand green beans.