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Find what you like to read. If you're not inspired by anything then stick to plumbing. Write something. Get all excited. Read a book of writing dos and donts. Revisit 2 Go to a live writers group. Even if you start by just listening you'll soon pick up lots of what does and doesn't work. Keep writing.


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Personally, I would suggest to start reading. That's what I found actually to be the best way to learn about different styles of writing, is to read samples of a particular writing style and see how they compare to other forms of writing. Like if you want to take up fantasy, head down to your local library and pick up a fantasy novel. Choosing the super ...


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As long as you're not a computer, if you learned to speak, it was through imitation. Chances are, you learned to do a great many things through imitation. As Jamezrp said, find what you want to emulate, and do it. Don't worry too hard about what it is you're learning, or else you'll waste your mind on jargon and rhetoric, and never really get around to the ...


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So your experience so far has been that you have learned some theory but still find yourself unable to do it. And the solution you see is more of what you didn't find helpfull, that is, more theory? How do you learn anything? Do you learn walking by being told how to walk? Do you learn riding a bike by reading books about how to ride bikes? Do you learn ...


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To learn how to start writing, the best advice I've ever read or heard is just to start writing, followed closely by take in as much content as you put out. Here's why: The best way to learn is to do it. So go do it. Practice. Try things. Experiment. You will do poorly and you will grow, and if it hurts all the better because that means you're going to ...


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The word 'obvious' doesn't really have degrees; something is generally obvious or it's not. What you might be looking for: flagrant: shockingly noticeable or evident ostentatious: intended to attract notice glaring: very conspicuous or obvious


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"On the nose" might work, though the phrase isn't all that well known outside of Hollywood. Unsubtle?


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If you're referring to APA style and you want to cite a quote you're using, then you don't use numbered lists, instead you use authors and page numbers to reference the specific quote. If you want to reference specific content, without a quote, that adds to the material you've described, then I'd say that the footnote ID, 1, would follow your text. APA ...


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Have a look at the way in which citations are implemented over on Living Reviews in Relativity [link]. For a specific example see http://relativity.livingreviews.org/Articles/lrr-2014-7/articlese1.html#x4-10001 In the second paragraph on that page, click on the citation numbered 287. You'll get a little pop-up that follows the usual citation style, but ...


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I would not worry about the difference. Every teacher will have a different definition of what analytical writing is and therefore different expectations of what their students should hand in. For an exercise, I would simply take any of the instructions you found and follow that one. If you want you can do different ones and see how the different ...


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Frustrating. Im editing a friends 400+ Page dissertation, and it requires 6, perhaps 7 levels. Older versions of APA style defined more than 5 levels. I think I will revert to chapter headings using the old ALL CAPS, BOLD, CENTERED, for level 1.... If I have to force another, then the old Upper and Lower Case, Centered, Underlined might be pressed into ...



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