US Student Gets An "A" For 19-Word Essay On "Fight Club" And Shares Her Experience On Twitter

3 years ago



Essay writing is a skill that few students master successfully. No wonder, cramming as much information as possible into a couple of hundred words can be challenging.  Still, this student we're going to tell you about has surpassed all of our bravest expectations. Here's what the Typical Student team has to tell you about.  


"Fight Club" Essay




Student Allison Garrett chose to write about "Fight Club," the 90s cult movie, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. In the story, the protagonists start their own underground fight club nobody must know about. Believe it or not, the essay Allison submitted was only 19 words but earned her 100/100 from her teacher! Afterward, Allison took to Twitter and wrote: "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." How is this possible? Was her analysis so groundbreaking it actually earned her 100/100?


Nope. All she did was quote the movie's most iconic line: "The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club." Then she added at the bottom of the page: "That's it, that's my essay."


How Did Allison's Teacher React? 




Also, Allison dropped a line in the comment section, saying: "I cannot say that I am sorry because that would be a lie. Am I Proud? Yes." And no, she wasn't joking - she posted a screenshot of her teacher's comments made after reading her 'essay'. Unexpectedly, Allison's professor was impressed with the student's piece of writing. Now, most of us would be terrified after writing an essay like this, waiting to receive the mother of all bollockings from our teacher, but Allison's professor was just impressed but warned her not to try something like this with other profs saying: "Let me warn you: do NOT try this kind of thing with other professors; they may not have my sense of humor."




At the time of writing, Allison's post got over 38,500 retweets and 187,000 likes. She later added: "I got a 100 on the paper and passed the class with an A."




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