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Student Gets Perfect Grade For 19-Word Fight Club Essay

My hero, mate mate.

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Essay-writing can be a vastly stressful experience – scrambling for information as you desperately try and hit the word count.

However one student threw caution to the wind and said a big “f*ck you” to word counts when it came to her essay on 90s cult movie, Fight Club.

In just 19 words, Allison Garrett captured everything she needed to about the film, scoring her a perfect 100 from her teacher.

You know what’s coming, don’t you?


Sharing her achievement 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 simply quoted the movie’s most iconic line as the entirety of her essay: “The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.”

She added at the bottom of the page: “That’s it, that’s my essay.”

Understandably a little nervous about the submission – she wrote in the comment section:  “I cannot say that I am sorry because that would be a lie. Am I Proud? Yes.”

Turns out her teacher saw the funny side though and applauded the student for her clever approach to the assignment.

“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.” The teacher wrote.

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

Allison’s essay has gone down a storm on Twitter, receiving more than 40,000 retweets at the time of writing.



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