Student's 19-Word Fight Club Essay Given Perfect Grade By Teacher

Anyone who has written an essay at high school or university will know the dread of trying to cram as much information into just a few hundred words as possible.

Well, one fairly ballsy student took a different approach when she chose to write about 90s cult movie, Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, who start their own masochistic underground club.

And she did so in just 19 words, which, incredibly, earned her 100/100 from her teacher.

Sharing her success on Twitter, Allison Garrett 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."

Allison decided to write her essay about 90s classic Fight Club. Credit: Twitter
Allison decided to write her essay about 90s classic Fight Club. Credit: Twitter

So, what groundbreaking analysis did she demonstrate to earn such rave reviews?

Quoting the film's most iconic line, she opened her essay with: "The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club."

Adding at the bottom of the page: "That's it, that's my essay."

But she wasn't done just yet.

In the comment section, she wrote: "I cannot say that I am sorry because that would be a lie. Am I Proud? Yes."

Succinct. Credit: Twitter
Succinct. Credit: Twitter

And to prove that this was no joke, Allison also posted a screenshot of the comments made by her teacher after reading her 'essay'.

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 - though they warned about trying the same thing with another member of staff.

They wrote on the comments section of the submission page: "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.

Surprisingly, Allison's teacher was very impressed. Credit: Twitter
Surprisingly, Allison's teacher was very impressed. Credit: Twitter

"Let me warn you: do NOT try this kind of thing with other professors; they may not have my sense of humor."

Since it was shared, Allison's post has received more than 38,500 retweets and 187,000 likes.

One person wrote: "I was always told life is about taking risks.. I was scared to say the least."

Allison later added: "I got a 100 on the paper and passed the class with an A."

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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