Apology for If your essay limits 1500 words, can you just reference essay prompt without discussing it, then criticize it?. How can I edit it so it doesn't strongly depend on individual factors?

My question can assist and matter any university student writing essay with word limit! Thanks.


I don't know why my question closed, but these created:2y.. open. Don't these depend individual factors? I want know for future so I don't downvotes and suspended!

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    Those questions (at least from the title) appear considerably different as they are about writing publications (not coursework) or are about conflicts with a supervisor (which cannot be answered by the supervisor themselves). Can you argue why any of these questions should be closed as per the FAQ?
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 8:03
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    The essay prompt should be obviously incorporated (not copied) in your introductory paragraph. 1500 words is roughly 6 double-spaced pages, so there is plenty of room for a good introduction to the question at hand.
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 15:15
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    @Wrzlprmft I'm not arguing they should be closed. I'm arguing mine is like them and mine can open too. How writing publications differs writing coursework?
    – user13306
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 16:00
  • I'm not arguing they should be closed. – Well, try to apply the arguments from the FAQ to those questions. If you conclude that they should be closed, edit your question to elaborate why and there is something we can explain or discuss. If not, you might understand the rule. But if you do neither, we cannot make any progress, because we do not understand why you fail to see the difference.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 17:04
  • How writing publications differs writing coursework? – The criteria for publications are universal (with some minor dependences on field and some dependences on journal). The criteria for essays are made by the instructor.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 17:06
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    I'd suggest editing the title of this meta post to actually reflect what the meta post is about, e.g. "My question about referencing an essay prompt was closed for 'strongly depending on individual factors'. How can I edit it to fix this?" Right now, this meta post is just titled identically to the question, which doesn't make it clear what this meta post is actually asking.
    – V2Blast
    Commented Aug 15, 2020 at 3:14

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You cannot. Your question is a textbook example of the point “Questions on your […] teacher’s preferences” in the respective FAQ. The only person who can answer this question is your instructor. Everything we can provide would be a guess, which may be misleading.

There is no generally valid answer to this question, except: “It depends on your teacher’s preferences and the context.” The close reason in question was made for exactly such questions.

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    I don't think my question is “Questions on your […] teacher’s preferences”"? My question can be generalized so it doesn't depend on teacher. Obviously if you spend 1500 words just regurgitating author, then you get low mark.
    – user13306
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 7:10
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    @ParkKiHyun: That wouldn’t solve the problem. Please see my edit.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 7:13
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    Thanks again. Please see my edit post?
    – user13306
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 7:52

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