We have all read or written material at some point or another that contained more fluff than we would care to admit. And even during the writing process, we knew adding material that lacked substance in our paper, was the wrong thing to do, but we did it anyway. Why? Why is adding fluff to writing so tempting? Because...
1. You Are Not Convinced By Your Own Argument
The more you research your topic, the more unclear your thesis becomes. But because you have already made the time commitment, and the research assignment is due in less than 24 hours, fluff material suddenly looks incredible!
2. You Are Trying to Take Up Space
You finished making your points 3 pages ago, but its a 10-page assignment. After changing the font to Courier New and playing with the page margins, its still not a 10-page paper. Desperate times call for desperate measures!
Yes, sometimes its just that simple. Procrastination usually stems from a persistent desire to delay the inevitable.
4. Bad Writing Happens to Good People
It was an honest mistake. You did your homework. Put in the quality research hours in, and wrote many drafts to get to the Final Draft. But alas, fluff managed to sneak its way in, due to over thinking and not taking necessary breaks during the writing process to refresh your mind and ultimately, your perspective.