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Student's 19-word Fight Club essay given perfect grade by teacher

Student's 19-word Fight Club essay given perfect grade by teacher

While the rest of us struggle to meet the word count, this woman completely got away with it

A student’s 19-word essay on Fight Club ended up getting a perfect grade.

Yep, just 19 words - not even the maximum allowed to send a post on X.

For most of us, (you know those that don’t enjoy sitting and writing endless pages of work on a weeknight) essays are the source of absolute dread.

Anyone who has had to spend a night in a library churning one out for a school exam or university assignment will know the stress of trying to condense every key bit into a few hundred words. Or worse, having to somehow waffle on for thousands about just one thing.

But, despite the odds, students tend to muster up a way of saying the same thing in 10 different ways to rack up the required word count. Although, this ballsy one went for a different approach to write about the legendary film.

She decided to base her essay on the 1999 cult hit with Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, in which their characters decide to form a masochistic underground fight club.

And somehow, the student managed to do it in just 19 words - despite how much you might be able to chat about the movie - earning an impressive score from her teacher.




Sharing this big win on X, 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."

So, what ground-breaking 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."

She didn't have much to write about the film. (20th Century Fox)
She didn't have much to write about the film. (20th Century Fox)

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

I mean, round of applause for the bravery there.

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

Proving 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.

Pretty genius, to be honest. (X/@allisonbdelk)
Pretty genius, to be honest. (X/@allisonbdelk)

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.

"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 gained a lot of attention online.

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."

Featured Image Credit: X/@allisonbdelk/20th Century Studios

Topics: Education, Film, Students, TV and Film