Rejected: Reviewer 3’s Comments On The Birthday Card You Sent Your Mother

Holmes, T. et al

In the submission titled “Happy Birthday Mom”, the author wishes well towards their maternal figure. The submission is poorly conceived, evoking no strong emotion in the reader. The intention was half-baked, and certainly more care could have been taken in penmanship and overall quality.

The importance of the work is unclear, please add flowers.

A major concern of this submission is its novelty. There are already published works in this field

(Fischer & Fischer, 2020; Nguyen, & Nguyen, 2020; etc)

The submission does not provide the proof of recurrence of the birthday, more evidence is

needed to suggest that there is a direct relationship between birth and date and not a single

observed phenomenon.

While it is understandable that quality cards are scarce, that does not excuse the need for

appropriate selection. Please find a more suitable card which excludes the glitter and bible

verses, as neither are of importance to the recipient.

Figure 1, titled “My love over time”, needs a larger sample size to determine the supposedly statistically significant increase, as stated. Please fix the axis to accurately represent the objective nature of the change.

There is a number associated with the birthdate, indicating a high age. Was this intentional? Consider revising so that the submission does not cause more harm than good.

The introduction omits a great deal of personal life updates, please include more information

on dating life (and plans for giving grandchildren), how much the throw pillows make the living room feel like a home, and an empty promise for more frequent phone calls.

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Trent Holmes is a scientist, improviser, and fan of oxford commas. He is barricaded in Kingston, Ontario completing a PhD at Queen’s University. Eventually he will have to face the real world, but if you stay in school forever that’s not a thing… right?

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Trent Holmes is a scientist, improviser, and fan of oxford commas. He is barricaded in Kingston, Ontario completing a PhD at Queen’s University. Eventually he will have to face the real world, but if you stay in school forever that’s not a thing… right?