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Q&A Steps in writing a university assignment paper

Can someone please explain me the steps in writing a university assignment paper.

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Baleonkennedy ‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by arpitsinha‭

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Q&A Want to Expand my Writing Career as Freelancer [closed]

I've been working as a content writer and blogger for a few local agencies. I want to start freelancing this year but am slightly afraid to start. Could anyone help me how to start freelancing as a...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by proptijohn‭  ·  closed 4mo ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A How can I make the plagiarism detector "Ithenticate" identify "θ-continuous" as a single word?

I have a problem with the similarity index of one of my works since the plagiarism detector "Ithenticate" identifies θ-continuous as continuous. In my university, all that matters is the similarity...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Heba ‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A When else ought you introduce new material in a final paragraph?

Are there any other "times" for introducing new content into a final paragraph? Have any other famous writers substantiate this bombshell? I was flabbergasted to read this para. because mo...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Advice for indicating sources in tables

I'm writing a thesis about the Accords by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). If I put a table exactly from the Accords, I write in the table note "Source: BCBS (year)". If I start...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by CarLaTeX‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Is it acceptable in academic writing to write "their very self" or "very + [noun]"?

Is the "very + [noun]" structure, as an emphasis on the noun, formal-enough for an academic paper? For example in the sentence below: "The environment had a significant impact on the state of his ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by nra‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Secespitus‭

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Q&A The excessive use of 'and'

The word 'and' is an indispensable conjoining tool in any form and discipline of writing. Although, a repetition of the word can make a paragraph too tedious to read, and it only lengthens a senten...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Chagat Nahn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Formatting used when introducing a term

I found a previous post about introducing terms, but it doesn't quite answer my question. I have a more specific question about the punctuation used when introducing a term, and not how to stylisti...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by stila‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A "Quote" within a quote MLA

So I have a quote that has double quotation marks inside it. Would I leave those in? Or replace them with single quotes? In Carolyn Gregoire’s article “What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Cullub‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Correct spacing for "Smith et al. (2008)"

An academic paper is referred to as using the authors name and publication year. For example, Smith (2008) studied the property of blah-blah Smith and Johnson (2013)'s article investigated blah...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user67275‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it a good practice to add thesis statement to non-academic writing? [closed]

Having thesis statement in the intro; what would you think is it a good practice to have in non-academic writing Thanks

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Jani Jaaz‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Finding literary critiques

I have been finding it very difficult to come up with topics/ theses for my essay assignments and I think reading the works of more experienced scholars may be useful. However, I haven't been able...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user21057‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to move back to main section after finishing a sub-section

I am writing a paper but I don't know how to move back to the main section after I'm done writing a sub-section, like this: 1.1 Main section 1.1.1 subsection 1 1.1.2 subsection 2 As I write long...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by AKC‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can an essay have a preface?

I'm writing a multi-faceted essay that will fill multiple pages (I suppose that it could be considered a collage of essays that build on each other to support one larger theme). This is something I...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Kai Maxfield‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A In English non-fiction, should I try to place the important parts at the beginning of the sentence?

Main question There is a claim that I heard from a few persons (none of which were native speakers of English), which goes as follows: In English non-fictional writing, the most important aspe...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Wrzlprmft‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Wording of comparing X vs Y and X vs Z but not X vs Y vs Z

As per the title I compared my system against two other systems separately but I'm worried about it coming across as that it was a three way comparison. Neither of the below titles convey what I w...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Colin747‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing a scientific name in an italized phrase?

If I use a scientific name (Python regius) in a phrase that is already in italics, should the scientific name then be written normally or underlined? Does anybody know the rule?

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by user43341‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Ending a PhD thesis by saying "there is more to do"

I am ending the conclusion of my PhD thesis by saying something like this (not even remotely in these words): There was a lot of work gone in the thesis, yada yada yada, however there is room f...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Shahbaz‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I use hypophoras at the beginning of every paragraphs?

Hypophora is a figure of speech in which a writer raises a question and then immediately provides an answer to that question. I am about to write a Statement of Purpose. In the SOP, I need to...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Ooker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation in a list

Let's say I have a document with a list like this: aaaa bbbb cccc dddd Should I put nothing, a semicolon, a full stop or what at the end of each line? This is for an academic paper. We don't ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by dragonmnl‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?

I am writing a course book series with 4-5 workbooks. Each subsequent chapter is highly dependent on material in previous sections. Few readers using the workbooks will be able to skip sections. A...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Village‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there straightforward instructions for MS WORD 2013 for numbering in different formats, yet maintaining a chronological count?

I have a master's thesis in the humanities undergoing its final throes before readers' examinations. The university's formatting rules are, understandably, very strict and, unfortunately, demand a ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by FountainpenLady‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to put counter-examples within a 5-paragraph essay?

I am tutoring some students in the very basics of writing a 5-paragraph essay to present an argument, in preparation for more advanced academic writing. I am instructing them to include: An intr...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Village‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I get my students to better integrate their sources into their writing?

A common problem I observe in student papers the use of source material in a sequential as opposed to an integrated fashion. For example, the first paragraph will be based on source 1, the secon...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by DQdlM‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the correct word/term that needs to be before the names of the maker of the project?

I am doing a project with one other person, we have finished the project and we are working on a cover page. We are not sure what to write out before our names, we have thought of a couple of opti...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Belgi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using abbreviations after in-text citations

I am writing an academic paper, specifically a Position Paper, using APA. According to the Purdue OWL webpage, to cite an organisation: "First citation: (Mothers Against Drunk Driving [MADD], 2000...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Karen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?

I am a professor in a science department and I am working with a student that has significant anxiety about writing, such that they have opted to receive a lower final grade rather than turn in req...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by DQdlM‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I escape my own experience?

When writing academic text, you're often in the position of having to write introductory or explanatory material for your audience. Usually you write this kind of material after you've explored the...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by naught101‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get over writer's block related to revising?

I'm a PhD Student in the social sciences. When I do focused free-writing on a topic, my thoughts just fly out and I can easily generate 600-800 words an hour of relatively high quality text. Howeve...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by histelheim‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?

I'm currently writing a thesis. Just the introduction is 25 pages/8000 words. The whole document will probably be 70 pages or so. With a document this large, and on such a complex topic, it can be ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by naught101‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What tense to use in an academic paper when speaking about correspondence?

What is the correct tense to use in an academic paper when speaking about correspondence? Say one of my source materials is a letter written by someone named William, in which he says he went to t...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by denishaskin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to improve my skill at writing a question?

I'm a member of some SE sites, like SO and CSTheory. In those sites I'm an active member, I'm reading Q&amp;A and also answering some questions or asking questions, but I think my writing is poor....

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Saeed Amiri‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Write about why XX is an intellectual fit for you [closed]

It comes to me when a graduate school application form asks me why do you think XX university is an intellectual fit for you How should I write about it? Thanks

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by xiaohan2012‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Interesting and easier-to-read alternatives to the scientific academic article

Short version: What is an equally informative, but more interesting alternative to typical academic-article-style scientific writing? Longer version: I love writing, I do a lot of it – fiction an...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Amichai‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it fine to use link shorteners for research paper citations?

I'm curious about the "properness" of using shortened links (a la bit.ly or tinyurl) in research papers. I haven't been able to find any sort of definitive reference about whether or not this is ac...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Hendy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A When should one use a section sign (§)?

When I asked this on English.SE, the question was closed; it was suggested that I ask on Writers.SE instead. To be clear, I mean the section sign § (utf-8: 0xC2 0xA7), which is available via \S in ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Warrick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Quoting text from a country with different internationalization

I'm writing my doctoral dissertation here in the United States, and quoting some text from an English-language paper written in Germany. In Germany, the convention for writing numbers is to use a c...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Ken Bloom‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I describe a light beam coming out from any point in polar coordinates?

In my article a half circle shaped sheet is being rotated on z axis. A light beam is constructed on the surface of the sheet in any time in any point. How should I describe the light beam with its ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Alper91‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Keeping up with multiple projects at the same time

I love writing and write almost every day, and I have multiple pieces that I am working on currently: two books, multiple original characters' background and development, and academic analysis piec...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to put statistical signifance test results

I’m writing on my master thesis/dissertation and performed Chi-square tests to my check for statistical significance. I'll present the results of these tests in a table. Now I’m wondering if I sho...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Patrick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Structure for computer science research paper

I'm writing my first undergraduate research paper for computer science and I think my lack of experience is starting to get on my supervisor's nerves. I've written a program that collects video met...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by James‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to write references?

I am writing a document for my project, and some information is from another website, I didn't copy the text but use their data, do I need to write that website in references? If so, how to? And t...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Wenqi Guo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many points are sufficient for my essay?

I am writing a 3000 word essay entitled 'Challenges and opportunities of future Civil Aviation'. For the essay, I have taken two aspects of the future of civil aviation in supersonic flight and bio...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Linfan Siddiqi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I write a review? [closed]

Recently, I am working on writing a review about a book and I wanted to know how I can check my grammer mistakes. In other words: how can I write a paragraph or essay in a right way without any gra...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Hoda Osama‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would publishing my book like the "Stacks Project" increase the readership of my book?

I have written a book about my math discoveries. The book is available as a PDF file and as LaTeX files published in a Git hosting under Creative Commons license. Will it increase readership of my...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by porton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you write short-short nonfiction?

I need to write an opinion, narrative of only 80 words in length. Examples: write about your fondest childhood memory/comment: homework should be banned, etc. How are short-short pieces like this...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stacy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to use special characters in footnote numbering within Word

I'm using Microsoft Word 2016 for formatting my paper. I'm trying to use different footnote numbering sequences for the title page and main body. More specifically, I want to use special characters...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ppp‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does a person get an entry on Britannica, Encyclopedia.com etc.?

How does a person get an entry on Britannica, Encyclopedia.com etc. ? The person has a Wikipedia page and news references. Thanks!

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Try D‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Best practice for academic writing: write and cite or write first?

I'm an undergraduate student of psychology. My teachers assign writing assignments from time to time, and usually require some minimum of cited sources in APA format (as expected). When I start wr...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Shokhet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the guide for writing essay for a people who cannot even write a paragraph?

I have already searched any tips about writing essay and paper, and it still abstract tips like researching, creating your own thesis statement, and so on. I even cannot create a good paragraph. So...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Aroli Marcellinus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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