Justified left margin(not both), academic paper

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  1. Grassgreen macrumors regular

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    academic paper guidelines

    "Justified left margin(not both)"

    what does that mean?
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Left justify your document instead of using full justification.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Actually, as an academic, I was rather partial to full justification as I thought (and think) that it makes for an elegant and neat looking page of print. Left justification can be uneven in appearance.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It seems pretty much everything I write ends up typeset with full justification. *shrug*
     
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    Ah, yes. Mine, too, as it happens.

    To my mind, it simply looks far better, is a lot more elegant and reads much more easily than any of the alternatives.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I like full justification as well, although admit that when I do it I often will save formatting a document as such as the last step. I've found that-at least in MS Word-editing a fully justified document can leave one with some very odd spacing on individual lines in my experience as Word seems reluctant to wrap words from the preceding or following line to even out the spacing.
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I think it looks better too, although sometimes the ragged right edge helps me keep better track of my in-text location while reading. I must recognize the pattern with peripheral vision or something. It is a small effect though.
     
  9. Grassgreen thread starter macrumors regular

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    - Just because somethings trite, doesn´t make it any less true

    What does that mean?
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Is that your assignment/essay title?
     
  11. Grassgreen thread starter macrumors regular

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    @scept. it´s a quote from The Social Network, great script by Aron Sorkin. Do you know what it means? That´s why I asked
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    "trite" - clichéd, overused, banal, obvious and boring.
    So, I would say that means that a word or phrase may be considered trite, or overused, or obvious, but that does not make it meaningless.
    Good luck on your paper.
    Is this your first attempt at actual writing?
     
  13. Grassgreen thread starter macrumors regular

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    @Delta thanks man. The paper has been handed in weeks ago :) I´m young, just curious about this style of writing, preparing of whats to come I guess..
     

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