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A lot of times too much detail can over complicate something. It's like that guy who always wrote five page essays to show off but most of what he wrote about didn't make sense at all.

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While I agree op should ask them what thy could do in the future, the teacher isn't dumb for grading it accordingly . To much detail can take away from the over all thesis and thusly distracting from the points or objective of the paper.

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#1: That's ridiculous, because there's nothing here to suggest that the teacher is an idiot. An analytical essay should analyze relevant details, but not all details are relevant. Writing too much is almost as bad as not writing enough.

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#2: I'm saddened by it too. If it were better, perhaps more FMLers would've voted YDI. Being concise is a valuable skill. Too much (irrelevant) detail is a major weakness in academic writing, and the OP's teacher didn't do anything wrong.

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Why is it that when one person does something unliked, that person is hated, but when same happens to an American, all of America is unliked? My (American) school teachers teach us to be concise, but still analyze details. Obviously you'd lose points if you weren't concise. It seems that the teacher didn't specify to be concise, so this would be an FML.

That sucks OP. It happened to me twice in high school. Try talking to your teacher. If that doesn't work then maybe go to the head of the department and discuss it. Best of luck to you!!

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#5: Nope, that'd be more like spending five chapters describing the fairies' wings when the reader really just wants the princess to go rescue the dragon-in-distress from the evil knight already.

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My english teachers have told me before that the endings of my creative writing pieces aren't plausible.... I thought it was called creative because you make up your own idea. I doubt that everyone told JK Rowling that the Harry Potter books sucked because it wasn't plausible.

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I would love to see the law written that dictates how teachers must grade things. We obviously can't make decisions on our own so the police should have laws to monitor our education now. Ok, sarcasm over now.

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This sucks because teachers are generally really stubborn and sometimes very very surprisingly dense. But maybe.. just maybe you included irrelevant details in your analysis because when I was doing IOPs and IOs I thought I nailed it until grades come out. If your teacher gave you a bad grade because you went too indepth, he/she is really stupid.

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