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This is the definition of "your mileage may vary." Some people work better on paper; you are clearly one of them. I was blocked for years until I found Scrivener, which for whatever reason helped get all my creative juices flowing again. Scrivener clicked with me. Some people work better with absolutely bare environments. Some want all the bells and ...


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Your university's writing center should be pretty up-to-date with style guide editions (if you have a question, you could probably ask them and they would most likely be able to answer it for you). Also, Purdue Owl is generally up-to-date and update when new editions come out (usually within a few months of the guide's copyright date), so you can search the ...


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Is it original research? No. Is it expanding your thinking? No. Is it a pathway to a PhD? No. Is it ethical? No. Do you see a theme emerging? There is no way that translating a book into English is a thesis. Even if you were doing a degree in foreign languages, it wouldn't qualify because it isn't your original research. Sack your supervisor. Find a topic ...


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The "weight" and grade of "finish" will affect the look and feel of the printed page. Your preference amongst the options is not something we can advise you on. Check at a local printing shop, or paper specialty store, to get a hands-on assessment. But if you are concerned with longevity (15 years, as you asked), don't worry. Most papers used in ...


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I think I understand where you're coming from for this question. However, I don't think we can answer it. Paper is often measured (where I live) in grams. However, that only really reflects the thickness. It doesn't tell me about the colour or the quality. Bright white can be thin or thick. Next to me is sitting a novel that is thirteen years old. It is ...


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I don't know whether this will help you or not, but the factor that determines whether a paper will blot ink (that is, whether it will draw ink into itself, letting the ink spread freely through the fibers, as opposed to letting the ink sit on the surface and dry, which is what you want especially for a wet-writing fountain pen) is what is called "sizing." ...


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FSC 100% means that all the wood in the product comes from FSC-certified forests. FSC Recycled means all the wood or paper in the product comes from reclaimed material. FSC Mix means at least 70% of the wood in the product is from FSC-certified material or recycled material; and 30% is controlled wood. As far as I can tell, the FSC label tells you something ...


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Comparing to multiple smaller things is not nearly as evocative. You'd be hard-pressed to find an object of similar size, but we can always imagine one. 100 x 100 x 100 meters block of water is a million ton. 800 x 800 x 400 meters of water will be 256mln tons. Trash will occupy more as it's less dense. How much more? You're the expert. Best if you can use ...


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I never have maintained these sort of notebooks but have done plenty of sorting with my study notes. I suggest you use colored Post-It's and colored bookmarks. Color-code your work. Stick one on each page and write the topic on it. Identifying colors is easier than reading a huge index. And when you start with a new notebook, divide the book into sections ...


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I'm a fountain pen user as well. If your pen isn't too wet, you can use almost any reasonably hard surface paper, but generally those made for ink jets will be problematic for wetter writing nibs, because the paper is made to quickly absorb the liquid component of the ink from a printer (xerographic paper often doesn't have this quality, so doesn't work as ...


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There are print-on-demand publishers, like Create Space, Lulu, and Lightning Source, that will print just about anything you want. You have to meet requirements like the page size has to be chosen from a list of acceptable sizes, they typically have only a couple of choices for type of paper, etc. But something like "a book made up of pages that are ...


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Check out https://paperkit.net/linedpaper. You can set your own line height and then download it as a PDF template. I didn't play with it to see sizing variety and paper size options but you might be able to get what you want there and it is free.


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I had a friend in University who wanted this and he did it using Publisher (which Microsoft will give for free to students at least in Canada and the USA). He then took it to the University Printer (student run, good quality and fair prices). There he had them do it up on campus. Maybe your school has a similar shop?


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I read this question initially as "What paper is best to write on with a fountain pen?" but on a re-read, I'm thinking it may instead be "What paper can I use for blotting my work written with a fountain pen?" Your use of the Wikipedia link to blotting paper is important (and funny, as I started to link to the same page). As blotting paper behaves ...


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Looking at companies that offer to print and laminate books you can find out what typical paper stocks are used. For example the site printabook.ca mentions: 300gsm art stock (option for gloss or matt laminate to increase durability) The site printninja.com gives a comparison of the different kinds of paper used: 10pt. cover: The lightest cover stock we ...


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Try http://wolframalpha.com That is the kind of searches the Computational Knowledge Engine answers. Specifically this link: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=9.3%C3%9710^11+pounds&lk=1 (shows the weight of all humans on earth, etc.) I put in "251 million tons" and searched at WolframAlpha and got that answer. WolframAlpha Definition (from the site)...


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It is clearly explained at the top of the page: The tutorials below that have strike-through font have been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.


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The most commonly used paper is (arguably) Newsprint. Because it's cheap, very easy to get hold of, and is non-archival (i.e.: it breaks down easily). Pretty much every paperback in the west uses it for mass market paperbacks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsprint Other papers may be used; especially for large-format books that need to maintain their ...


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For your first statement, you're just missing "of" after because. For the second statement, "for years" should be placed between commas, and "are" should be "our." It looks to me like the variables are correctly identified. You clearly are well-educated, and given that, the kinds of mistakes you are making are simple ones that you should be able to ...


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