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An abstract should cover the whole paper. It reports what the paper is for, what you did and the conclusion. E.g. This paper explores the hypothesis that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The experiment classifies new tricks as tricks the dog hasn't learned before. Six dogs were used in the trial. Three old, three not old. Two tricks were used. One ...


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It depends upon the topic of your interest. Whatever topic you're writing picking up the right posts is the key to the success of your writings. 1)Join forums and message boards of your interest. 2)Engage yourself in discussions, answer question. 3)Think!! 4)Convert YouTube videos to articles; improvise and add your own thoughts. 5)How to's are trending ...


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First, in demand and interesting is the proper goal, but it has no relationship with popular and trending. Or rather, topics that are "in demand and interesting" usually become "popular and trending" after a delay at which time they will no longer be "in demand and interesting". Just increasingly popular. What does "in demand" mean? It means that the ...


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Funny story about this one, but perhaps it will point you towards a previously unmentioned source of police procedural knowledge... I was a writers group meeting a few years ago, reading and critiquing the works of other amateur authors in return for their performing the same service on my latest prose. This particular night, all of the stories had an ...


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You can learn so much about police procedure by watching TV cop shows. For example, I've learned that: (a) If two policemen are assigned to be partners, one must be a straight, by-the-book person and the other a maverick. (b) Every police investigation requires at least one visit to a strip club. (c) The average police officer is involved in at least two ...


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One source that you may want to check out for general reference is Police Procedure & Investigation: A Guide for Writers. It can shed a lot of light on how a criminal investigation actually works, and was written by an author who had a long career in law enforcement. I would recommend that you check this book out at your local library or bookstore to ...


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As a rule using excerpts for critical or explanatory purposes is fair use. As long as the excerpts are fragmentary and clearly essential to your criticism you should be on solid ground. The main thing to avoid would be copying large or complete sections of the web sites or copying things which are irrelevant to your own material.



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