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Don't describe him as much as discuss what he feels about it: I think you're looking to say "short and proportional," but that's kind of boring. If your character looks like a hobbit and is proud of it, say that. If he's short and tough and ready to pound you for saying anything about it, say that. If he's insecure about his height and wears ...


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The best way to answer this question would be to start out with clear definitions of what the key terms are. You've defined the 'topic' as 'the subject of a topic sentence'. You've haven't, however, defined the 'controlling idea'. It can be useful to think of the 'topic' as the 'what', and the 'controlling idea' as the 'why' - 'why bother?' 'why is this ...


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In the U.S., a nanny cares for children in employ of the parents. I think that the question is not whether nanny is too informal for an essay, but is the term clear to your target audience. If you think won’t be then you have two solutions: the first is to not use the word nanny for your grandmother and the second is to explain the term, either explicitly or ...


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In academic articles, headings more often than not tend to be topic phrases, rather than sentences, but this depends to a large extent on authorial style. It would be perfectly acceptable to change 'What is Lyme disease?' to 'Lyme Disease: A Definition' Do not, however, put a period/full stop after a Level 1 heading ('What Is Lyme Disease.'), or leave a ...


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