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Writer’s Block Begone! Here Are 12 More Free Sentences You Can Plop Into Your Essay


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Last year, UTB alumnus David Akst took it upon himself to save the Penn population from the classic midterm essay slump and gave the masses twelve free sentences to use for literally any paper that could possibly get assigned. 

After several satisfied customers received As for inserting the sentence “after all, Shakespeare was almost certainly a woman” into their Urban Studies final papers completely devoid of context, we decided it was time to release a part two. Once again, it’s not plagiarism because we said it isn’t! 

Ask and you shall receive. Here are 12 more sentences that can truly turn a paper on its head: 

  1. Ed Sheeran’s hit song The Shape of You is an allegory of the Cold War.
  2. With no stable order or stability of values or meaning, all men become responsible for their actions.
  3. Chronic Urinary Tract Infection is only a disease if you let it be one! 
  4. That sentence from the book is an example of a metaphor. 
  5. Abortion policies in Poland and Romania before and after the fall of communism demonstrate that the criminalization of abortion has practically no bearing on a woman’s choice to get an abortion and only increases maternal mortality, which should serve as a warning to the United States about the potential consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade.
  6. The framers explicitly stated that people from Los Angeles don’t deserve political representation.
  7. This is a rebuke.
  8. And on that day, Jon Bon Jovi was declared a Jewish holiday. 
  9. Above all for existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, the death of God caused extreme anxiety in the hearts of Europeans.
  10. Henry prayed that in 40 years, science will have rendered the colonoscopy a relic of the past.
  11. Jenny experienced the full spectrum of human emotion at Dim Sum that day. 
  12. In calling me a porky little pig boy, the author used an ad hominem attack to diminish my argument.