My two favorite teachers in high school were my junior and senior year English class teachers. When they would assign a class paper, they would normally give a minimum length and how they wanted the paper formatted then let us write. Sometimes we would have to peer edit the papers and I always hated reading the ones that were too long or were messy. To me it was annoying reading papers that people didn’t know what they were writing about.
People tend to care more about how grammar is used in writing then how a paper is written.