11Q13 Posted November 10, 2015 Share Posted November 10, 2015 I'm pretty far along in my academic career, but I feel like, at some point along the way, I've either forgotten or never properly learned how to use footnotes. By that I mean, when writing, do you write an entire paragraph out, and then go back and insert footnotes into the sentences that require them, do you stop after each sentence and put some kind of basic footnote before moving on to the next sentence, or do you stop at the end of a sentence before completing say, a paragraph or section of a paper, and fill out everything you'll need in that footnote? I'm in a field where footnotes can balloon into huge digressions and often demand a ton of different sources, but doing that I find really derails me when I'm trying to write. but I also find it immensely intimidating knowing that if I don't fill out the footnote then and there I'll have to go back at some later stage to flesh it out, might not remember what I wanted to put in the note, and so on. I'm having a really hard time writing lately, it's mostly in my head, but this is on of the things that I think is getting me hung up. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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