For those of us that survived high school and university, one thing that we probably don’t miss is the stress of trying to lengthen our essays with enough words to meet the target word count – all while racing the midnight deadline.
One very courageous student has recently taken a different approach as to how to go about writing her essay on the 90s cult classic, “Fight Club,” which stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. The movie stars the two who start their own underground masochistic club.
The student, Allison Garrett, took the opportunity to write her essay using 19 words, and incredibly managed to earn a 100/100 from her teacher.
Allison shared her success to Twitter, captioning her picture, “The assignment description for essay 5 was to write a review of a movie that we had seen. The opportunity arose, and I took my chances.”
You may be wondering what revolutionary analysis could be written in only 19 words to rave reviews – well, Allison quoted the very iconic line, “The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club.”
Following that, Allison added, “That’s it, that’s my essay” to the bottom of the page.
But she didn’t stop there.
In the comment section, Allison posted, “I cannot say that I am sorry because that would be a lie. Am I proud? Yes.”
And to show people online that it wasn’t a joke and indeed the real deal, she shared a screenshot of the comments her teacher made after reading the “essay.”
While most of us would expect a teacher to fail the assignment and be upset for either wasting their time or not taking the assignment seriously, Allison’s teacher was actually quite impressed – though they warned her about trying the same thing with other staff members.
The teacher wrote on the submissions page comment section, “I struggled over this grade for a long time. I finally decided you get a grade for a laugh and how relevant your review is for this particular movie. Let me warn you: do NOT try this kind of thing with other professors; they may not have my sense of humor.”
Since she shared her post, Allison has received more than 38,500 retweets as well as 187,000 likes.
One person tweeted, “I was always told life is about taking risks…I was scared to say the least.”
Allison later added on her post, “I got a 100 on the paper and passed the class with an A.”
Bold move, Allison, bold move.