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Old 01-31-2022, 06:03 AM   #1
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Question Need advise on college project


I'm a college student and my major is computer programming. However, when I entered the college, I was offered to choose a few minors, not related to my major and y choice was literature ( althoguh i don't know it all). Now I have to write an essay and I almost finished it, except for formatting. I don't know how to do it at all. Are there any students besides me? Can your share some useful information with me if you have it, please?
 
Old 01-31-2022, 07:15 AM   #2
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How to format an essay - https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Go with Google my friend.
 
Old 01-31-2022, 11:18 AM   #3
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This information would have been on the course outline that you got on the first day of class. You would have been told to use APA, MLA, or whatever standard format the school expects.

No offence, but we've gotten tons and tons of spam from essay services. Much of which has not been removed.

It’s also literally impossible for you to have gotten into “college” without having learned how to “format” an “essay”.

Last edited by dugan; 01-31-2022 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Edited to sound less harsh
 
Old 01-31-2022, 10:26 PM   #4
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Actually, the experience/rules can vary depending on eg country, subject ec.
Eg this
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This information would have been on the course outline that you got on the first day of class. You would have been told to use APA, MLA, or whatever standard format the school expects.
I totally agree with, assuming 'college' is the USA name for University in this case.

Otoh, I NEVER got asked to do an essay in a technical subject until University (& only once then) , and at school essays were basically free form; no structure asked for...
 
Old 02-01-2022, 06:55 AM   #5
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In Ireland, I was expected to write in research paper format right from the get-go. I did it mainly at home in libreoffice, but had to buzz into college, throw it into a windows pc, and spend another hour re-editing it in M$ doc on Windows.
So you have a TOC, pictures, graphs (if applicable). I even had to have an abstract! I gave them a piece of sarcastic & verbose nonsense. They told me: "Very funny, but we'll have none of it in the summer, because they are read by external examiners."
 
Old 02-03-2022, 08:51 AM   #6
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And there we have it. Spam - reported.
 
Old 07-20-2022, 07:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by ticipo View Post
I'm a college student and my major is computer programming. However, when I entered the college, I was offered to choose a few minors, not related to my major and y choice was literature ( althoguh i don't know it all). Now I have to write an essay and I almost finished it, except for formatting. I don't know how to do it at all. Are there any students besides me? Can your share some useful information with me if you have it, please?
It is possible to write it using Latex. Latex is best of word processing, and the doc will look good, actually very good.

https://www.overleaf.com/
It sucks because it is closed-source server, but you can still use it with friends.

here we go

Code:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{grffile}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{wallpaper}

\usepackage{epstopdf}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\usepackage{soul}

\sloppy
\usepackage[none]{hyphenat}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}



\author{me}
\date{the date}
\title{my testing demo}
\begin{document}


\maketitle

\clearpage
\tableofcontents





\clearpage


%new-section
\section{Section 1}
text 

%new-section
\section{Section 2}
text text 
{\bfseries bold  bold}


%new-section
\section{Section 3}

text

\end{document}
Live doc.
https://www.papeeria.com/p/44b103ca-...0826#/main.tex
 
Old 07-20-2022, 07:17 AM   #8
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edit: avoid XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015) if you can.

pdflatex is good to use, XeTeX is not accepted in many publishing places. pdflatex rocks.
 
Old 07-20-2022, 07:19 AM   #9
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In Ireland, I was expected to write in research paper format right from the get-go. I did it mainly at home in libreoffice, but had to buzz into college, throw it into a windows pc, and spend another hour re-editing it in M$ doc on Windows.
So you have a TOC, pictures, graphs (if applicable). I even had to have an abstract! I gave them a piece of sarcastic & verbose nonsense. They told me: "Very funny, but we'll have none of it in the summer, because they are read by external examiners."
This is why people use opensource Latex solution, and certainly not Microsoft Windows and any kind of google or microsoftz$ junks.
 
Old 07-20-2022, 08:07 AM   #10
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This is why people use opensource Latex solution, and certainly not Microsoft Windows and any kind of google or microsoftz$ junks.
I NEVER use latex, or tetex.Never learnt the stuff, never installed the fonts, or learned the scripting, none of it.

These lecturers & examiners were opening the papers in a particular version of M$ word. The only way to ensure compatibility was to bend the paper straight in that particular version, with those installed fonts. I had linux fonts I preferred, but if M$ wouldn't show them, it would default to something horrendous.

My final project had to be pdf because I was using 74HCAUC parts that simply didn't exist in other cad packages and linux is much easier to configure. I did get caught out by the SMT package sizes. It transpires there are two different '1202' package sizes when laying out the pcb. I laid out the smaller one, but my capacitors were the bigger one .
 
Old 07-20-2022, 10:33 AM   #11
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Here's my best recommendation: ask your professor.

You've heard the old saw: that "assume" makes an "ass" of "u" and "me." You've got a fairly-routine question that your teacher is the best one to answer. Now that you've got the text the way you like it, formatting is a purely-mechanical concern which is faced by every academic.

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