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Spaces within abbreviations, acronyms, and initials

Whether to include spaces within abbreviations, acronyms, and initials depends on the specific style guide or formatting conventions being followed. Here are some general guidelines: Abbreviations: In general, abbreviations should not include spaces between the letters. For example, “Mr.” for “Mister” and “Inc.” for “Incorporated” should not have spaces between the letters. However, some abbreviations […]

College Essay – Thesis and Topic – Hard to differentiate

In a college essay, the thesis statement and the topic are different elements, but they are closely related. Here’s an explanation of the difference between the two: Topic: The topic is the general subject or theme that the essay will address. It is the overarching idea or concept that the essay will explore. For example, […]

How to effectively demonstrate the incorrectness of a factual-yet-biased work?

Demonstrating the incorrectness of a factual-yet-biased work can be challenging, but there are some strategies that can be effective. Here are some steps to consider: Do your research: Before attempting to demonstrate the incorrectness of a work, it’s important to do your own research and gather evidence to support your position. This may involve reviewing […]

Order of names in title

The order of names in a title depends on the specific style guide being used. However, there are some general guidelines to follow: If the work has one author: In general, the author’s name should be listed first in the title. For example, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. If the work has two […]

Using exclamation points in fiction

Exclamation Points for Emphasis In fiction, this kind of emphasis is usually unnecessary and even jarring to readers. A single exclamation point in a sea of periods is going to jump out at readers and perhaps even nudge them out of their immersion in your narrative.

Plotting a Compelling Story

How to Use Plot Points in Your Writing Choose plot points that explain character motivation and desire. The most effective plot points are motivated by your character’s wants and desires. … Make sure your plot points are points of no return. … Build plot points around key structural intervals. … Create a roadmap by outlining.

Typing speed stuck at 45 wpm after 5 months of practice

It’s possible that your typing speed has plateaued after 5 months of practice. This can be frustrating, but it’s important to remember that everyone learns and improves at their own pace. Here are some tips that may help you continue to improve your typing speed: Focus on accuracy: While speed is important, it’s also important […]

Mixing dialogue and action tags

If the tag comes after the dialogue, end the dialogue with a comma, even if it’s a full sentence. The first letter of the tag should be lowercase (unless it’s a name). “It’s so gloomy out,” he said. If the tag comes during the dialogue, end the first part of the dialogue with a comma […]