Letter to the Editor: No more page requirements for written assignments!

Editor:

I have never understood why students ask how long a paper needs to be for an assignment. Even worse, why are teachers still requiring certain page-lengths for papers?

I have worked professionally for

the last four years for a Fortune 200 company and never once had a report that needed to be turned in with a page-length requirement.

Even today in my 5700-level

class, students are still looking for page-length requirements. If school is to prepare us for the real

world, then get rid of page-length requirements. In real life, reports need to cover topics required, but

never a page length. Just say what needs to be said and end the report.

Jacob Sweeney

Senior, Marketing