It’s a clever solution.
Anyway, makes me sad to see that the world still have people requiring you a minimum length in your writtings to accept them.
Quantity over quality. It’s sad.
It’s misleading to say “quantity over quality,” when most professors will also penalize you for being long-winded and going way over the minimum. This isn’t twitter folks, you actually have to write a decent amount of content to get a complicated topic across to the reader, and brevity is still rewarded.
May sound sad, and it’s a totally biased opinion based on my experience:
Minimum length is to force a minimal effort. Maximum length is to read (and work) less.
And you create a culture of “quantity over quality” when you stablish a minimum length and the people, suposed to be learning, arent learning a single thing (maybe because missing motivation, maybe a bad teaching technique, maybe they are just not interested at all)
Is this significantly different from directly tweaking the overall character width in your word processor?
Yep, that’s easier for the reviewer to notice by looking at the numbers.
Which numbers do you mean? If a reviewer is looking at a PDF they can’t see any font settings. Or do you mean the numeric characters?
haha, my fontconfig is set up to use PT Serif instead of Times New Roman, so on the comparison page, the supposed “Times New Roman” is actually much longer :D