In college, most graded papers are a mish-mash of symbols and runes, the meanings of which known only by highly secretive and extremely poor circles of academia. But don't use that discarded The Mayor of Casterbridge essay to mop up spilled bong water just yet; let Something Awful offer this Rosetta Stone to crack the code and help you realize why it may be a good idea to consider a future in the barnyard arts.
|Caution: You are not Hunter S. Thompson.|
|Spelling is so bad that it's lapsed into an entirely different language.|
|I'll ignore this because you're attractive.|
|Opinion clearly stolen from parents / AM radio.|
|Personal essay waaay too personal.|
|Paper shamelessly stolen from Internet still has a banner ad for home refinancing at the bottom of every page.|
|Meaning unclear and possibly racist.|
|Paper mentions God in every paragraph, in a much larger font.|
|It's obvious you only know most words phonetically.|
|I would ignore this, but you're ugly and should be judged as such.|
TOTAL WRECK - crazy-eyed hound is covered in cobwebs, has a vespiary on back, graffiti on side and savage thirst for boat fuel. Frankly, I'm in over my head. He's in room 115 at Motel 6, yours free. 555-2851
Yes, it's the perfect form for surviving a car crash. But it's also the perfect form for so much more, like surviving the trauma of reading any news headline in 2016.
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