Okay, this is bullsh*t. I do diligent research, interpret it and then write out the paper. I've met all of the criteria; answered every question. And I'm only half way to meeting the word limit! Now I have to insert long, superfluous quotes and pad out the sentences with needless adjectives and parenthetical statements. Can someone please tell me what the reasoning is behind me having to do this? Because I really feel like I'm just being penalised for being more concise than my peers. Can someone please tell me why this arbitrary practise persists? I have to turn my succinct, easy to read paper in to a mess of redundant language, and bury all the crucial information under an avalanche of useless, barely relevant facts.