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There is a huge difference between the two assignments. If you are communicating and supporting your ideas in half the words or slides, then you are not going into enough depth, or you've chosen a topic of lesser complexity. There is a good pedagogical reason that length is mandated. If you are "just filling out paper," to meet the word requirement, you've misunderstood the assignment, and possibly cheated yourself.

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