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closed as too localized by Aarthi Mar 22 '12 at 13:45

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How to write realistic female dialogue

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Scientific Citation

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    Googling "citation format" readily turns up APA, MLA, Chicago, and Wikipedia, and a quick scan of those says there's not a single universal style (the question). However, tha answers to this question consolidate some of that information in one place. How should I vote? – Monica Cellio Mar 12 '12 at 14:51
  • @MonicaCellio - that's an upvote to me. – justkt Mar 18 '12 at 20:47
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APA (sixth edition) citation for the Fourth Assessment Report

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Return to section context after a subsection

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  • Hard to search for this question. I tried "formatting end subsection" and similar; got a lot of TeX answers but nothing on how the layout should visually look. – Standback Mar 11 '12 at 14:54
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How to further improve the flow and crispness in the essay?

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    As Standback indicated elsewhere, this is a critique question, and it's not really relevant to this. Nobody will be googling this question. – Neil Fein Mar 13 '12 at 2:19
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Any good side-by-side editor for script translation?

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  • Recommendation question, though its answer's pretty applicable. – Standback Mar 11 '12 at 14:56
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citation for source from which a list of references was drawn?

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https://writers.stackexchange.com/questions/4667/american-english-is-it-acceptable-sentence-structure-to-write-may-god-have-co

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    This question was closed as off-topic; I'm not sure it should be relevant to this survey. – Standback Mar 10 '12 at 17:04
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Do these starting paragraphs make you want to keep reading?

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    This is a critique question; highly localized by nature. Probably won't be searched for, and not addressed anywhere else. I think this question is n/a for our purposes. – Standback Mar 10 '12 at 18:11
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    @Standback - we could compare critique questions to other critique sites (critters, etc.), but that would probably reflect badly on us since they exist to do critiques. – justkt Mar 18 '12 at 20:48
  • @justkt - agreed. Even if critique is on-topic here, this isn't a critique site and we'll never be as good as sites dedicated to that purpose. Nor should we strive to be. – Monica Cellio Mar 19 '12 at 14:42
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Picture-based Identification Dictionary

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  • Googling "visual dictionary" gets some cool results. – Standback Mar 11 '12 at 14:48

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