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Writing Tutorials: The Process of Online Research Writing

Updated on May 30, 2016

Online Research: Tips and Tricks

Online research and the writing of informative text can be a rewarding process for a writer. Not only are you developing your own knowledge you are providing it as a source. Think about the latest breakthroughs that are announced day in and day out on the news. Viewers search the Internet for information on these topics. These could be YOUR viewers. Your efforts will deliver knowledge, provide textual support and include cited sources for your readers. Continued delivery will increase your fan base, promote your credibility and will fuel returning readers.

I will guide you through the steps of preparing and documenting online research, developing your pre-writing skills, empowering yourself with reflective editing and publishing of your respective text. Provided are links to sites which will further enhance your research, your writing process and the promotion of your published work.

Research and Writing Guide: Methods and Styles


Now more than ever it is easy to research just about any topic on the Internet. You can research diseases, treatments, creatures and features. However, where you find your material may not always be so credible. I'll offer a few tips and ideas as to how you can feel a bit more assured in regard to credibility. Organization can be a bit of an issue as well. You have to organize your presentation and your research. A rough draft is actually pretty helpful if you are writing on a fairly extensive topic. Try to keep the reader's perspective in mind when drafting. What information might your reader be looking for and are you delivering it? A good way to reflect on the reader's perspective is to ask yourself, "I know what I'm trying to say, but does the reader really understand?". Think of it this way. Roads have signs and lines for a reason. You will want to guide your reader through your text in the same way. If your presentation is not organized you are creating an unfocused roadmap to your topic and points of interest.

A note about the process - find what works for you. We are all unique in our writing style. Topics vary and so does motivation. Keep in mind that this hub is simply a guide in helping you organize your topic, research, drafting, editing and publishing. Developing your process should be as unique as your writing style and perspective.


  • Topic reflection, search engines and consulting.
  • Using graphic organizers or outlines to begin your draft.
  • Avoiding plagiarism, understanding paraphrasing, quoting and citing.
  • Steps to plan, draft, revise and edit your work.
  • Formatting and subtitles - guiding your reader.
  • Publishing and marketing.


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Before you can reflect on a topic you'll need to choose one. Inspiration can be found in graphics, songs, conversations, topic threads, blogs as well as daily news or radio shows. These are just some of the venues that may provide inspiration for you. Online magazines and news sites offer great ideas as well. Try to pick topics that you may be passionate about or at the very least interested in. This will help provide a nice voice in your writing. It is always nice to read a hub, blog or article from someone emotionally or professionally vested in the topic.

Once you pick your topic -

Topic Reflection - Jot down the following words; Who, What, When, Where, How and Why. With your topic in mind try to answer each of these question prompts. You might need to do a bit of research to get this step done. This will add insight to your topic reflection. Analyze each of your responses and decide which ones you want to focus on. Keep this list and draft handy for further reference during your pre-writing. You will also want to jot down any links you may have already found.

Searching and Search Engines - Refining your search can be a bit daunting at times. Keeping it credible is an additional challenge. Here are a few tips.

  • Google Scholar - This particular engine should be bookmarked if you will be seeking credible sources. When you search through Google Scholar you will only be provided with credible journals, studies and publications of your topic. You can even narrow down your search with a drop-down timeline.
  • Academia - Google, Bing and Yahoo are not the only search engines. There are several less well known yet extremely reliable academic engines as well. Universities and professors are great sources for offering search engines. Use your resources. If you have a university nearby there are many students and staff members available at the library computer labs to suggest academic search engines. For example; Writing on rocks? Seek out a Geology professor or graduate student. Remember, be respectful and clear with your intentions. Some academic search engines to consider are; RefSeek, Microsoft Academic Search,, BASE, LexisNexis
  • News Sites, Magazines and Newspapers - These are great sources as well. Many articles within these sites will include source citations, author's and dates. Many also automatically list additional article links within the same theme or idea. Here are the most popular; CNN, FOX, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, TIME
  • Theme specific websites - There are a growing number of theme specific websites. Good sources can include high ranking advocacy groups. For example; Autism Society of America, American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association would be great theme specific sites. They usually offer great articles on the latest breakthroughs, legal reform, therapies and treatments.
  • Forums - Search the forums for any threads on your topic. See what your colleagues have to say. Open up a forum of your own. Feedback is a great way to help you find direction with your respective topic. Plus, it is always a good idea to see what has been written about your topic. This will further inspire your direction and angle.
  • Facebook - Believe it or not Facebook can be a good lead. You can find several "pages" that are theme specific. These pages usually add links to their status on a regular basis. You might find just the right article or comment thread.

Evaluating Sources - The key to being a good source analyst is to be reflective. Here are some things to ponder as you create your source list;

  1. Is the source a primary or second source?
  2. Is the source reliable? Are statements as fact supported or merely opinions?
  3. Is it accurate and trustworthy? Are citations, publications and credentials identified.
  4. Is the information current? Seek out dates through time-lines in your respective search engines. Generally, a credible author will provide sources, dates and links.

TIP 1 - keep the "evaluating sources" in mind when writing your text. You will want to apply your checklist to yourself if you want viewers to see you as credible.

TIP 2 - Build your bibliography - As sources add up you will want to create a bibliography of source links. Your bibliography can be created in Word and can be used as your "go to" page as you develop your research. Once you finalize your product you can choose which links to include as your sources at the end of your hub, blog or respective article. Remember, online authors usually develop a niche of topic preferences. Therefore, if you are writing in these same areas you will always have your bibliography as a reference. Time travels fast so keep them updated with the latest information.

TIP 3 - Citing academic forums and articles from colleagues is a great way to help build credibility and camaraderie. You can link to each other's work and quote each other's findings. Interviewing professionals in your topic area is a great tool as well. A journalistic approach is actually very interesting and rewarding.

Example hubs for analyzing source citing. You might want to consider viewing how I cited my sources at the bottom of Benefits of Blueberries. You will notice I identified and briefly described the claim, the study and the link. This is not exactly MLA form, but it does keep my reading audience informed. In Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice I cite the studies throughout the article and then include them at the bottom with hyperlinks. The point is this - it tells the reader I am not simply stating my own claims or opinions - I am basing them on scientific fact. Again, the goal is credibility with supportive text.

Samples of Graphic Organizers, click to enlarge

Word Map
Word Map
Cerebral Map
Cerebral Map

Organize your pre-writing with graphic organizers

Graphic Organizers - Word maps and grids are a great way to organize your thoughts on paper. Many of us have gotten so used to our computer keyboard that we forget the beauty and flexibility of scribbling thoughts. My word maps are usually with a main topic circle in the middle with various bubbles coming from it. Each bubble represents the supporting details and sub topics that you want to cover. Others make grids with the Who, What, When, Where and How questions. Fill in the grid with the points and sources you want to explore or elaborate on. You can also jot down the links of the sources you will be using for each bubble.

Outlines - These are great for preparing chronological order within your various sub-titles and paragraphs. Consider providing a "letter" for each sub-topic/paragraph and a number list for each supporting detail below it. For example;

A; Main Idea of Paragraph Two

  1. supporting detail one
  2. supporting detail two
  3. supporting detail three

B; Main Idea of Paragraph Three

  1. supporting detail one
  2. supporting detail two
  3. supporting detail three

Note Cards - I've used these before because they are easy to rearrange. Each note card represents a paragraph or sub-topic. Add your supporting details and sources in bullet form. Once you have prepared your card (they can be brief) place them in the order that best suits your topic. You end up with a literal cut n paste option as you organize your draft.

I've provided some examples for you to the right of this text. You may click to enlarge as needed.

Plagiarism and paraphrasing

Knowing the difference between plagiarism and paraphrasing - If you copy it you are plagiarizing. If you only rephrase some of the words you are STILL plagiarizing. If you rephrase it completely in your own words you are paraphrasing. However, just because you paraphrased does not mean you do not cite your source.

As you do your research you will find many interesting sites. You'll find many examples of text that you will want to elaborate on or use.

  • Quoting exact text - If you use the exact words you must add quotations and cite the source.
  • Paraphrasing - if you directly paraphrase a source you must still cite the source. However, if you are completely revamping the text and adding elements, facts, opinions and ideas it is now your product. However, play it safe and cite your sources - even if they were just inspiration.

A word on determining if an article is plagiarized and evaluating if your own work is plagiarized. The Internet now provides sites for analyzing plagiarism. It is always a good idea to keep a vigilant eye on the fruits of your labor. Here are some to consider; Copyscape, Plagiarism Checker,

Rough Drafts

evaluating your plan and setting up your draft

What exactly is drafting? Drafting is the skeleton of your work. You may want to break this down into three areas; beginning, middle and end. Others break it down through their outline or subtitles. Regardless, you should begin creating the chronological order of your text. Keep fluidity and clarity in mind during drafting.

Beginning - The opening paragraph is your hook and introduction. You will want to pull in your reader with an engaging introduction. Remember, the purpose of the opening paragraph is to grab the reader's attention, to introduce the topic and to give the reader a peek into your perspective of the topic. This would be the appropriate time to create a clear thesis statement. Thinking of your opening paragraph as your main idea can also help you stay on track. Leave the elaboration of supporting detail for your main body of work.

Middle - Your middle paragraphs or body of work should be dedicated to your supporting details. Your supporting details should support your main idea and perspective. However, you would want to create a topic sentence for each of your paragraphs. I like to think of each paragraph as mini essays. This helps me organize the skeleton and cohesiveness of each paragraph. Thus, supporting my overall theme as well as the main idea of my respective paragraph. Be sure to provide effective proof and support for your statements. This will help keep you from sounding heavily opinionated without any supportive evidence. Keep transitions in mind as you flow from one paragraph to the next. You do not want your flow to be choppy. Each paragraph should support the next.

Ending - You will want to bring your research into a thoughtful close. Visually imagine your middle paragraphs flowing into a funnel towards the closing paragraph. This is a nice opportunity to provide your reader with a summary of your main points and to reestablish your perspective, opinion or point. Close with a final perspective or thought. Keep in mind that your reader should not feel like they have been led to an edge of a dead end plank.

How to edit and revise

After you have written your article, blog or hub you will want to edit and revise. This is an extremely important step. First, you will want to read and reread your text. Your target areas are as follows;

  • Focus and Coherence
  • Organization
  • Progression of Ideas
  • Voice & Tone

Be reflective in your evaluation -

Focus and Coherence - Is work organized in a way which avoids inconsistencies? Does each paragraph offer a topic with supportive text? Are sources cited or referred to clearly and in the right place? Are the sentences relevant or redundant? Do sentences need to be added for stronger emphasis? Are you making random claims without textual support? Add and remove as needed.

Organization - Are your conclusions drawn from the text? Is evidence presented in a meaningful way? Do paragraphs flow well? Are transitions and introductions of paragraphs relevant? Did you suddenly throw out a random opinion without support?


Progression of Ideas

- Is my text dry?

Use figurative language to add depth and imagery with literary devices such as; similes, metaphors, hyperboles, repetition and rhetorical questions. That's right, literary devices are not exclusive to creative writing. Literary devices add symbolism, style and tone to your voice and perspective of the topic.

Examples of figurative language in informative text. Lets use - Industry and Rain Forests -

  • simile, Industry is like a raging fire in the Rain Forest.
  • metaphor, The Rain Forest is a panting victim within the brush and haze. (panting also creates personification since a forest does not pant)
  • hyperbole, Activists ferociously battle against the bully.
  • repetition, Greed feeds destruction, greed seeds destruction and greed leads destruction.
  • rhetorical question, How small will the Rain Forest become before Industry leaves its prey?

Evaluating VOICE & TONE - Look for emphasis with precision words. Always remember your audience, genre and purpose when evaluating voice. Look for vague words and replace them with effective synonyms. You want your reader to CONNECT with your perspective and knowledge. You will want to analyze whether you are providing engaging and clear informative examples. In other words, deliver and support. Don't have a sink or swim attitude when writing. Guide and support your reader through your text.

Tone Tips - What IS tone? Tone is the author's attitude. Remember the saying, "watch your tone!". The same holds true with your writing and delivery. If you are writing informative text (emphasis on INFORMATIVE) on say - The Nesting Characteristics of Bowerbirds - the reader doesn't really want to hear your irrelevant and possibly snooty connotations. However, if you are advocating the - Protection of Bowerbirds - you are allowed to deliver a bit more tone. Respectfully of course.

Voice & Tone References

Writing conventions

You will want to reread and seek out any required corrections for grammar conventions.

  1. Grammar - Are pronouns used correctly? Are verbs used in the appropriate tense? Past or present? Are conjunctions appropriate?
  2. Mechanics - Evaluate commas, semi-colons and punctuation. Are spacings correct between sentences and paragraphs? Did I accidentally apply double punctuation marks? Did I accidentally double space? Are quotation marks used appropriately?
  3. Spelling - Unfortunately, you cannot always trust spell check. Spell check will not pick up things like "her" instead of "here" - "an" instead of "and". You might have accidentally written "their" instead of "there" or "they're".

Regardless, read and reread your text with a discerning and critical eye. You wouldn't want to leave the house with your slip showing, your zipper down or with toilet paper stuck to your shoe. So groom your text and fix your flaws.

Format and design

Once you have edited and revised you will almost have finalized your hard work. Now it is time to think of presentation. Consider and evaluate headings, subtitles and images for your work.

  • Which areas do you want to emphasize?
  • Which headings would provide an effective road-map for the reader? Are headings clear and relevant?
  • Which graphics clearly depict your point? Are the images clean, clear and effective? Do the images support the text or do they confuse your reader? Are images clearly cited with the source? Need photos? Try - Free Photo Websites for Blogs and Hubs
  • Do paragraphs cascade clearly yet freely from one to the next?
  • Check what you have underlined, italicized and placed in bold. Are these used consistently across your text? If your use of font elements are not consistent you might confuse your reader and thus create a not so credible vibe.


It is finally time to deliver your bundle of joy - figuratively speaking of course.

All your research, planning and drafting, editing and revising, formatting and applying graphics have been carefully cultivated into a beautifully written product. Now is that lovely moment of feeling accomplished and clicking that long anticipated publish button. I hate to halt your anticipation, but this is the time to think of yourself as an online marketing guru. What good is all your work if no one reads it? Here are some things to consider...

  • tags - make sure to apply effective tags. Tags should be related to your topic. Many sites including HubPages offers tag suggestions. Remember, tags directly affect search engine visibility. Use your main idea and supporting details when applying tags. Simply reduce them into keywords.
  • when to publish - this issue can be a bit trivial, but worthy of mention. Try to publish your work during busy reading times. Think of the 9 to 5 employee. You will want to consider when they might log in to your respective sites - before 9 and after 5. Therefore, publish your work at those times. You might want to avoid publishing between midnight and 6am. You'll notice MANY using those times to accumulate followers on HubPages and your publication might get pushed down in the newsfeed.
  • marketing - you know the ol' real estate quote? "Location Location Location". The same holds for your marketing techniques with online writing, but you can also add, "LINK LINK LINK".

Locations for sending links - Twitter, your personal Blogs, Facebook Pages, Email and even through texting. Keep an eye out for emerging social media options, this area is constantly evolving. Get your links out and develop a support team that will help promote your work. The ol' adage, "scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" holds very true in the world of online writing. Promote your online writing buddies with enthusiasm and vigor and they shall do the same for you. Camaraderie is essential to mutual success.

Get Set, Go!!!


© 2011 Marisa Hammond Olivares


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      lbidd54 5 years ago from The beautiful Jersey Shore

      Great hub! Thank you for the detailed information that writers use on an ongoing basis.

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      twodawgs 5 years ago

      Very well written and presented, and very useful content!

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      American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

      Outstanding, very informative article. Great writing.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Great detailed information .Too much to digest at one go ,needs bookmarking. Bookmarked, voted up and awesome.

      Miss Olive keep up the good work. you have a lot to offer us by way of your knowledge.


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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      lbidd54, twodawgs, American View and rajan jolly - thank you for stopping by and leaving your supportive comments. I do realize this is a long hub, but I'm glad you see its relevance. Thanks again, MissOlive

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Miss Olive you have outdone yourself and Sunshine is very impressed! Your research, information and dedication in this hub is outstanding!! I intend to bookmark it and share it! Be sure and visit me anytime for a smile :) Thank you for the shout out!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Sunshine! How can I not send out a shout out to you?!?! You are an awesome and fun hubber!

      Thank you for your amazing compliment on this hub. I know it's long! I thank you for recognizing my efforts. AND if I need a smile YOU are the one for me! ;)

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      epigramman 5 years ago

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      Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Your hub is sooooo good I am hardly able to speak! You have outlined everything so well. Your details and main points are extremely well written. Although I know about almost all the points you have made, I have not remembered a few. Building credibility is critical to real success in online writing.

      I really could go on..... Your article is outstanding!

      Your fellow hubberoonie, Maralexa.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      epigramman - surely you are joking?!?! I'm too afraid to check what you found on Google! lol Thank you so very much for sharing this hub on your Facebook - I'm nothing less than honored!

      Marlexa! My hubberoonie! hehe I'm so glad to see you stopped by to read my hub. Thank you for your lovely comments - I'm truly flattered and humbled!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Miss Olive! I echo all the wonderful comments you have so far received. The content you have provided is exceptional indeed. But more importantly, it helps those of us that really love to research and write become much better. Not only will I bookmark this great information, I intend to use it as a reference as often as possible!

      Thanks so much for the mention in this hub as well. I really appreciate it! Voted up, up and away!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Dexter! I'm so glad to see you stopped by! Thank you for your great comment and support. I cannot thank you enough. I was glad to include you in my hub - your hubs deserve MANY views! Thank you for your consideration in bookmarking this hub. I'm honored to know that you find it useful.

      Happy researching and I'll be seeing you around the hub!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Missolive - Super - excellent - awesome hub! Thank you so much - this is for sure a hub I will bookmark and I appreciate all the links as well! Thanks for sharing your valuable tips. I know I will use them to make my writing and articles much better!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      RealHousewife - thank you so much for your kind words. I'm really glad to hear you have found the links and hub useful enough to bookmark. HAGD and thanks again, MissOlive / Marisa

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      As you indicated in your first paragraph, I did indeed bookmark it for future reference.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi homesteadbound - glad to hear you bookmarked this hub. It is full of info and links. I sincerely hope you find them useful. Continued best wishes to you on the hub and thank you for stopping by and commenting.

      Regards, MissOlive / Marisa

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Why Miss Olive, if you lived in my area, and taught anything...I would be a willing student! Tell me how to bookmark your hub.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      anndavis 25 - you are too sweet! I would love to have you in my classroom! :)

      How to bookmark - Look on the right hand side bar, just below my profile picture and just above the related hubs you will see a small link that says, "bookmark this hub". It will prompt you to create a folder title. Once you save it you will find any of your bookmarks on your ACCOUNT page. Click ACTIVITY under the ACCOUNT page and you will see a link for Bookmarks on the LEFT side bar

      Hope this helped! Thank you for stopping by, MissOlive

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      This is a great resource for all writers! Thank you! Bookmarking this one.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      randomcreative - thank you very much for your lovely comment and for Bookmarking. I'm truly honored.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Hey there. Thanks for the guru title...always wanted that one :) Great Hub! Well Done and Great Structure, and after I am done with my next hub for SEO, you will see all the positive you have done for yourself within this hub (as far as Search Engines are concerned) ;)... Truly appreciate the hub love ms olive-thanks for giving me a shout out and link-back!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      H.C Porter! My SEO guru!!! YES!

      Very glad to have had you stop by and leave such a supportive comment. I've got tons of "hub luv" for you and your informative /seo texts. I CANNOT wait to see what you have planned :)

      I sincerely thank you for your support and for dropping by and commenting. I'll be seeing ya' around the hub. All the best, MissOlive / Marisa

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks missolive, I appreciate the details. Good job. "When to Publish" is especially noteworthy for me.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      MsDora - I'm glad to see you stopped by! Grateful!

      Glad to hear you found the "when to publish" noteworthy. I always wonder when is the best time to publish. It can be "hit or miss" at times.

      Continued best wishes to you, MissOlive

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      Melanie Shebel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      This has got to be, hands down, the most beautifully formatted hub on ALL of HubPages. Great information, of course, but I just can't get over how awesome it looks. I'm going to bookmark this one and refer back to it for both info on my writing AND how to format a hub!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      melbel - what an amazing complement, thank you so much. I did put quite a bit of work into it and I'm glad you noticed. I do hope you find the information useful. You might also enjoy reading my writing tutorial series as well as my personalized headers. :)

      I'm on my way to check out your hubs as well - see ya' around the hub

      Thanks a million, MissOlive

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow missolive! This Hub is amazing! You've taken a difficult task (and potentially dry topic) and explained it succinctly, clearly, and in a fun manner. Thanks for creating such a useful, functional guide!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Simone! I am thrilled that you came by to read and comment. What a wonderful complement at that - thank you!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Good luck being nominated for a HubNugget Miss Olive, I hope you win!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Sunshine625 THANK YOU!!! for posting the link for voting! I am so honored this hub was nominated for a HubNugget :)

      Friends and followers please consider following sunshine's link in the comment above and voting for this hub - Online Research Writing. Thanking you in advance - MissOlive / Marisa

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Marisa,

      This is a gem of a hub, loaded with practical tips and loads of links. Very, very informative. I'm bookmarking for reference in future.

      I am amazed at the depth of information you provide in all your hubs.

      And congratulations on nomination for a HubNugget.May you come out a winner.

      Good luck. Voted up and awesome.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Wow, what a comprehensive hub..full of information and help indeed!

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. You have to check this out right away: Best of luck and enjoy the Hubnuggets!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      There’s some very useful information here. I like the idea of creating a bibliography in Word to refer to again. Also I didn’t know about many of those sites you listed, didn’t even know about Google Scholar. I can see that will save a lot of time in future. I agree with others who say this is one to bookmark. Thanks for the hub and good luck with the hubnugget contest.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      rajan - thankful for your support, wishes and votes. I'm glad to hear you find this worthy of a bookmark.

      ripplemaker - thank you for your comment and for leaving the link. Many do not know how to find the voting page and the link really helps. Honored that you stopped by.

      Melovy - keeping a personal bibliography ends up being pretty practical and resourceful. Glad you liked the idea. Also, I remember when I first discovered Google Scholar - I was amazed at how it worked and how I could narrow down my topics and timelines. Thank you for your comment, bookmarking and wishes.

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      Shawn Scarborough 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Awesome hub. I have bookmarked it for future reference. Congrats on your Hubnugget nomination!

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      Carolyn Sands 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Very informative hub missolive, I voted you up. Thanks for all of the great information.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      shawn scarborough - thanks for the great complement and bookmarking. Glad to be following your hubs as well.

      carol3san - Glad to provide the info - I know this hub is a LONG one. Thanks for the vote up. I'm glad to be following your hubs :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Where have you been all my hub-writing life? This is one fantastic hub, missolive! Not only am I bookmarking this, I am plastering it on every wall of my home. :)

      You are terrific. I can't say enough. You've got my vote.

      A million and one thanyou's!


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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Excellent tips not just for hub writing but for writing in general. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge as congrats on your nomination!

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      wanzulfikri 5 years ago from Malaysia

      One of the most informative hub I had ever read in my life. Nice job!

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      FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      This is an excellent hub!! Another one I'll bookmark. Congrats on your hubnugget..This is well deserved. You have informed your reader with great tips. Written in a concise manner and laid out perfectly to easily follow, you got my vote. Great work missolive!

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      Thank you for the Tweet as a reminder to visit this excellent and beautifully researched subject. I have bookmarked it as well for future reading. I am always impressed with a teachers hub, you have the savvy and knowledge to put something like this together for us all to easily understand. I am a simple poet of twisted words and this article will help me with my writings. Thank you for putting together this magnificent piece.

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      Annette R. Smith 5 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      What a great hub, Miss Olive! Informative, quite functional, and ... beautiful graphics! Thanks for sharing this, and congratulations on your HubNugget nomination!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      @vocalcoach - You are too funny and absolutely awesome! I am truly touched by your comment and support. THANK YOU! (I've been sending your vocal hubs to my daughter - she is a 2nd yr choral studies student)

      @cardelean - glad to meet you and I look forward to reading your hubs. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      @wanzulfikri - you are too kind - always glad to share HP with someone in the "IB" world. I'm very lucky to teach at an IB campus. I admire and advocate the IB learner profile.

      @saddlerider1 - glad you got my tweet :) Thank you for bookmarking. I'm glad to share my hubs with you. I am always fascinated by the fruit of your quill :)

      @Anette - THANK YOU! I'm happy you came by to read and comment. I'm glad we have connected.

      There are some great HubNugget nominations out there and I am touched by everyone's support. If you have not read the other nominated hubs and voted you can find them at this hub -

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your nomination. I have always loved the process of research and research papers.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Flora! I'm glad you stopped by! I love to research and I am glad I have found a place to share what I find.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wow! This is concise! Great job! I appreciate the link and I just found your message on Twitter! I know that it's been awhile but I have notifications off and apparently haven't checked my messages lately! Awesome job missolive! Voting up and sharing, and thanks again!


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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      J.S.Mattew - I appreciate the great complement, your comment and knowing that you are sharing my hub makes me feel great.

      Thank you

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this is good, I will keep it back to go over better later, Thanks!

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      great hub dear Olive keep it up!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Excellent hub with a wealth of information. I am bookmarking it for future reference. Congrats on your hubnugget.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Jackie, asmaiftikhar and Pamela -

      Thank you for your great comments and support. Pamela, I'm pleased to hear you find this information worthy of bookmarking - honored indeed.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Highly informative,well researched and a very useful Hub.You really have done a great job here missolive !!!

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      brandasaur 5 years ago from Planet X

      As a freelancer, this hub is so useful! Im gonna share this to my other freelancer buddies. Thanks for this hub. :)

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      argdraw 5 years ago from London

      Thank you, this is the first Hub I have ever bookmarked

      not only valuable tips, but also taught me how to bookmark.

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      Motaz 5 years ago from Egypt

      Great, informative and well written. It is obvious that you took your time, researched and written this very efficiently. I also liked the figurative speech part and read your literary devices and poems hub and found it very very useful for me as im not a native English speaker.

      Rated up and useful, and bookmarked for sure.

      Thanks a lot :)

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      Gerry Walker 5 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

      Thanks for a great article; I've been trying to find a way to write online and this has some extremely helpful info.


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      Barry Rutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great! it ticks & I ticked all the boxes !

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      learner365 - thank you very much for reading and commenting - glad you found my hub informative - it means a lot to me

      brandasaur - Thank you so very much for sharing - honored!

      argdraw - honored to know this is the first hub you ever bookmarked

      Mezo - Thank you so much for your votes and bookmarking. Thank you for taking note of the figurative speech.

      gerrywalker - I am very glad to know this hub is helpful.. Thank you for commenting.

      barryrutherford - It ticks! Cool!

      Thank you for reading and ticking! :)

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Miss Olive, I thought I had already commented on this hub but I guess not. First of all, congratulations on the hubnugget award. It's hard to believe you actually have been here less than three months -- you're so good at this!

      And second of all, your students are VERY blessed to have you as a teacher. From your work here, it is apparent how thorough of an instructor you must be. Wow!

      And one more little thing: I wanted you to know that I did add this hub unto my latest, at the buttom, under links. Take care and have a good weekend!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      prairieprincess - Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I was pleased to be nominated for the award. As for teaching - I LOVE it! I really do. I cannot thank you enough for adding this hub as a link in your latest hub. I really am honored.

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      princesswithapen 5 years ago


      This is a great hub and an eye opener for beginner writers and the well established ones too. Surely this has taken a lot of effort to write.

      I'm sharing this hub with friends and followers.

      Congratulations for the Hub of the day award. This hub deserves it!


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      BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

      Yes and then get 'slammed' by HP for 'duplicate content' as Many of us have felt.

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      vasantha T k 5 years ago from Bangalore

      lots of information. congratulations for the hub of the day

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      Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

      This article is brilliant and beautifully laid out. I didn't even realize all the fonts we could use creating a hub. I also appreciate the reference material you added with your information. I will look into these books. I am going back to school and will be doing more research than ever before so this article will definitely come in handy. Smile!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      YAY Marisa...Congratulations of Hub of the Day! This is a superb hub and deserves the recognition!!! Way to go teach!!!:)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Where do I even begin? I am just beside myself. Thank you everyone for your great comments and support. I am TRULY honored to have this hub identified as Hub of the Day. Who needs coffee? Talk about a pick me up! This was a great way to start the morning. Thanks again everyone - Happy Hubbing!

      The verbose one is speechless! lol

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      A bit too long for me, but useful for those who need to do those long research papers for college. For me, I just take my notes on sheets of paper. Having all of those index cards is a lot of writing, and too time consuming.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      What an informative and well written and designed hub! Thanks for all the information. I will certainly send students here for different information.

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      This indeed is a very useful hub and so I am going to vote it useful! Congratulations on Hub of the Day.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      This is great, missolive. Congrats on having the hub of the day! I've bookmarked several of your hubs already; this one is no exception. Good job.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I've read this one twice now and bookmarked it. Lots of good resources.

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      Frannie Dee 5 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb

      Congratulations on Hub of the day! This is great info. Thanks for doing this. Glad to have found you like what I see, now I'll follow. :)

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Congratulations on the big 40 and in only 2 months too! Is there a birthday hidden somewhere? Remembering, that formula for ROI, seeing this here jewel I see much, much more. I would like to take a moment, humbly saying - Thank You!

      One never knows how far, how wide, and whom will discover this masterpiece! since being on the world wide web. As a matter of fact listening to the 'wolf' (99.5 I predict for sure) here in Cali now.

      Reminds me of an old adage goes something like this - what is the difference between yours and ours? Using this with leadership times, it leads to much when sharing - y.

      I left my pick at work, and am just going to survey for the lay of the land a bit, while bookmarking in Retirement $$$$$$$$$ Ideas!!!!!

      Sharing, my garden beckons to me, yet remembering Dr. Levy's teaching of reading for information I have learned more than a semester's worth. Just think what a bit more IS going to do!

      I will take a moment for the NHRA World Finals of Drag Racing today, where I see a friend has been crowned already! Remember to smile, which you do so well, and have fun, fun, fun , , ,

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Wonderful information! Thanks!

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      arusho 5 years ago

      Missolive - that is great information, I will definitely be using this article! Great hub. Thx!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      I'm overwhelmed with all these wonderful comments. Thank you to each and every one of you. Yes, I do realize this hub is long and I had even been contemplating dividing it into parts, but right now I am glad I didn't!

      Truly glad to hear many find this hub informative and worthy of bookmarking :)

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      Fiction and life 5 years ago from Miami Fl

      Your hub is incredible, not only can I tell you're probably studying something related to writing but This only makes me want to study journalism, english literature, and creative writing even more! you have inspired me with your in-depth article proving that the best highest quality content on the internet is still provided by professional (or close to) writers. thank you

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      CWanamaker 5 years ago from Arizona

      Wow, this has got to be one of the most informative and detailed hubs about writing I have ever read. Nice job. I'm bookmarking this one.

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      Goonoo Muhammad Munawwar Muazzam 5 years ago from Triolet, Mauritius

      This one is a must-to-bookmark. This is also one of the best of its kind. Although it is long, the information given here is so hypnotic in the sense that I stuck to my place! I'll be following you from now on!

      Congrats also because the hub has been selected as "Hub Of The Day"!

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      twodawgs 5 years ago

      Congratulations, missolive, on your "Hub Of The Day"! Why am I not surprised?

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      irvinetraveller 5 years ago from California

      I just want to say thank you, Missolive. Thank you for exerting this great effort on writing; and, presenting it to us in a concise and interesting way.

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      This is an incredibly good and important hub. Thank you for writing it.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Fiction and Life - what an amazing comment. You have made me feel great - really!

      CWannamaker - Thank you for your comment and for bookmarking. Glad to know you have found this hub informative.

      Goonoo Munawwar - Glad to know this was "hypnotic" . I know this hub is long and I'm glad to know I was able to maintain your attention.

      twodawgs - THANK YOU!! You are too sweet! HAPPY you came by to read and comment.

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      Kim Harris 5 years ago

      This hub is amazing, missolive! I was going to heed your advice to bookmark and read more later, but I read all the way through. I feel like I just saved a fortune on writing classes:) Do you want me to send a check or something?! I did bookmark some of the useful links and you clarified for me the issue about paraphrasing. I like that first graphic organizer too. I do that in my head but didn't know it was an actual tool so I sometimes put ideas in outline form too. Anyway. this is awesome in a lot of ways, and congrats on the "hub of the day" recognition.

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      hailei 5 years ago from Romania

      Missolive, thank you for the effort of writing this article. I'm new on Hubpages, I came here with a lot of enthusiasm, but of course, with no clue on what I'm suppose to do first, so it was really helpful reading it. Thank you again and best of luck!

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Definitely bookmarked! I'll be back several times to refer to this one. Congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Congrats on the Hub of the Day, missolive! You definitely earned it and your hard work paid off! Once again, thanks for the plug! Keep up the great work!


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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Congrats on Hub of the Day. Great informative hub, properly blinged.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      kimh39 - LOL A check?! Wow! Thank you so much for your awesome comment and complement! I think it's cool that you do mapping in your head. Glad you are bookmarking for the links. I have many favs, but I use Copyscape the most.

      hallei - WELCOME to hubpages! I'm sure you will do fine here - great camaraderie. I look forward to reading your hubs! Thank you for reading and commenting.

      DzyMeLizzy - THANK you! I'm glad to know you have bookmarked my site. Always honored to have veteran hubbers visit my hubs.

      JSMatthew - THANK YOU! You are incredible in creating traffic - did you know that? Glad to plug your hub and to have you come by again to comment. Continued best wishes to you!

      Millionaire Tips - Thank you and I'm glad you like my bling! lol Glad to have spotted you on my Bling my Hub hub as well :)

      irvinetraveler - Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate you acknowledging my efforts.

      shea duane - thank you and it was my pleasure

      I am BEYOND thrilled with today's events - THANK YOU!

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      GD Nunes 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      This is one of the best articles I've read on researching and writing. I've picked up some good tips. You definitely deserve Hub of the Day for this one. Congratulations. Voted up!

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Congratulations on being chosen Hub of the day

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      Dave 5 years ago from United States

      Great Hub! This should be bookmarked and useful to every Hubber out there. And congrats on your selection. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person!

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Fabulous hub! I am voting up, awesome and will bookmark it too.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This is a really great hub! Definitely deserving of hub of the day! Congratulations! I am pleased to be your follower, and looking forward to many more. Bookmarking and voting up and across.

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      Susan Keeping 5 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      This is a great hub. All writers and students should bookmark this.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      GD Nunes




      the jeffriestube

      Tracy Lyn Conway

      I can't thank each of you enough for coming by to comment and show your support., but THANK YOU! I am truly grateful.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Much of this is what I learned in college but before computers were used.Good reminder plus much new information.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Holy Smokes what a wealth of information! The google scholar search engine I was totally unaware of this. I have bookmarked, and will be checking out the other links you suggested. Selling our writing services on Ebay I would have never thought of that one. Incredible hub! Thank you for a goldmine of a read.

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      cepheid 5 years ago from Estonia

      Congrats, I bookmarked it for future reference to help me do future research works. thanks!

    • profile image 5 years ago

      well done - thanks for the reminders


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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      COngratulations, Missolive, on being Hub of the Day! This hub is truly worthy of the honor. I already bookmarked it for my "reference library".

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      congrats miss olive for the hub of day.keep it up!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas



      Sinea Pies



      Thank you to each and every one of you for reading and commenting. I am truly appreciative. I'm happy to make new friends here on HP. Sinea and asmaiftikhar it is always a treat when you comment - thank you.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Congratulations for the Hub of the Day recognition, well deserved for what is truly a very relevant hub. Aside form being well written, this is very informative, extensive and very useful for us other writers here. Definitely one for being bookmarked. Thank you, your tips and advise are a great help to me and I am sure to the Hub Pages community as well.

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      disujaalbart 5 years ago from california

      Great Hub !!!!!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Wow! Awesome! Congratulation for the hub of the day. This is a very informative hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Chong 5 years ago

      This is a novel and striking example of how a hub should be like. I can see your painstaking efforts into making this a recognized hub. You gave me the stimulus to publish great hubs just like yours. Good job!

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      Ecury Tanaka 5 years ago

      Excellent! Really an informative hub!

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      kesineel 5 years ago

      it's very good hub, nice format and information. Vote up!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas



      Ecury Tanaka


      Thelma Alberts


      Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and support. I'm thrilled to know you find my hub informative and useful. I'm truly glad to share my knowledge as an educator and fellow hubber - Peace!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I'm saving the link to this hub. I almost passed it up and was thrilled to find so much information. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      writingfrosh 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for publishing a very informative hub! It has a nice lay-out too. Congratulations!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Barbara Kay - Glad to follow your hubs too! Happy you didn't pass me up and that you have saved the link. It is a lot of info, but there was so much I wanted to share :)

      writingfrosh - Thank you for mentioning the layout and for your complements. I enjoyed publishing this. I look forward to following your hubs as well. :)

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      I think every member on HubPages can learn something from this hub. I love the layout as well. :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Made - What a great complement - thank you! Glad you like the layout :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I am a Newbie Hubber and I believe your tips are going to be very helpful in some future "stuff" I have planned. Thanks missolive

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      Lizzie Ann 5 years ago

      Great Hub, I am really enjoying and learning a lot from reading it. I am a new Hubber too, and looking forward to getting started here with some hopefully awesome content. Thank you for the time and energy you put into this beautiful hub.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      rebeccamealey - Welcome to HubPages! Glad to help!

      Lizzie Ann - Welcome to HubPages as well! You are very welcome.

      To the two of you, I look forward to reading your forthcoming hubs. Best wishes on HubPages.

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      The Marker 5 years ago

      Hi missolive!

      I have been writing articles for blogs and products for two years now. I am learning continuously while doing it.

      But you know what? I have learned a lot today after reading this article of yours in full. You really helped and inspire me now which is why I have decided to be active here in again.

      Thanks a lot!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      The Marker -

      What an incredible complement and comment. I am thrilled to know you have been inspired. I look forward to reading your work and comments. Continued best wishes to you and WELCOME BACK! :)

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      sgbrown 5 years ago

      Incredible article! You are obviously very knowledgeable in this field. Someone I will refer back to often.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      sgbrown - thank you so much for your great complement - I greatly appreciate it

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      What a great hub! I bookmarked it for future reference. I really like that you speak to the issues of organization and planning with attention to tone and logical progression in the writing.

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      Gary Rowell 5 years ago from Florida,USA

      Very informative! Will be in my bookmarks.Your hub is inspirational to me as a fellow hubber.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Audry - Thank you for reading, commenting and bookmarking. Tone and chronological order are important elements - thank you for the acknowledgement.

      Gary - Hello and thank you. Very glad to hear this hub is informative and worthy of a bookmark. To know this hub was an inspiration leaves me honored - thanks again

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      vvaleed 5 years ago

      well, Missolive you've always proved to be a very useful and true-guided hubber especially for the beginners like me! within such a short span of time in hubpages you've managed to teach hubpages tips so much so that it seems to me that you have spent half of your life in hubpages but in fact it's only couple of months of journey!! Top-notch hub!

      in this hub yet again you have pointed out some important points regarding academic search engines which was entirely new to me...thanks alot!!

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      Chin chin 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is a wonderful hub, Missolive. I'm bookmarking it. Also, I will surely come back and read those hubs you cited which I really find interesting. Have a nice day.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Chin chin - thank you! I'm glad to meet you and I am very happy we are now following each other. I look forward to reading your work as well.

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      Brian Leekley 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      I bookmarked this hub.

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      Renee 5 years ago

      Wow, truly well written and worth bookmarking for reference. Very informative and useful for us newbies. Thank you for taking the time to write this in detail and for sharing this with us.

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      Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome and informative!

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      fayyasbabu 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for saying so..

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I, too, have bookmarked this Hub. You are an excellent teacher~ Thanks for all this info.

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      I already commented on this hub, but I need to come back to and bookmark it. It's outstanding!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Made, thank you for returning and bookmarking. I appreciate that.

      mary 615, I'm happy to share my info with you. Thank you for bookmarking.

      fayyasbabu, thank you

      Scribenet, thank you!

      Marie-Renee, what a lovely comment. I'm glad to share with you. I appreciate you votes and bookmark

      B. Leekley, Thank you for the bookmark.

      Friends, my apologies if my response appears late. I do remember commenting about a week ago, but I must of not clicked 'post comment' and it did not appear. I do appreciate all of you for reading and taking the time to comment. :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I had to do it MissOlive check out my profile if you have the time, my sincere thanks for being a true bonafide & authentic author. Your words here travel much further than you can imagine, uplifting us all to write better. Written with talent, grace, and literary potency, people wouldn't know it was a person who constructed it, but yes its you.

      Congratulations on such a note worthy accomplishment & for delivering such a powerful message here earning you hub of the day.

      I have no choice but to make this my favorite hub ever, that I've read. My very profile makes such a truth known to those who traffic it, and it has been posted for about 2 weeks now, just figured you might wanna know. The acknowledgment of such, shall remain until another persons hub becomes my most favorite.

      You have definitely raised the bar, and standard here on hubpages, which will be tough to measure up too for us all. Awesome stuff!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Hello Marisa,

      You really have covered just about all the bases here, and then some.

      Bookmarked of course for future reference. There is such a wealth of top notch information here. Good leads to other writing outlets too.

      The eBay idea is definitely worth checking out.

      The research sites you mentioned are excellent sources of information.

      Voted up useful and interesting SHARING

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      wmhseo 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you very much for posting an article tips and tricks in Online Research Writing this would help me a lot to improve my writing skills.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      CloudExplorer - I did check out your profile and I have to thank you for including me. Your comment here warmed me to no end. I did work very hard on this hub and there was so much I wanted to fit in. I thoroughly appreciate your acknowledgement. I'm looking forward to reading your work.

      Thank you for your support :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      molometer - I'm glad you have bookmarked this. Yes, I did cover quite a bit and I was concerned about the length, but I believe everything in here needs to be taken into consideration. I am happy you have stopped by and I greatly appreciate your support, votes and your wonderful SHARES :)

      wmhseo - thank you. I'm thrilled that you have found this to be helpful. Best wishes on your online writing endeavors

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      Ant Lady 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wonderful and brilliant hub. It encourage me to pursue my new field of writing. It's really a great help.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Ant Lady - thank you very much, I'm glad to hear this has been helpful and encouraging. Best wishes on your endeavors.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Olive, you have written a great hub of the day!!! I will use this great informative hub!!! Shared it and voted up! Brilliant!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Iamaudraleigh - Thank you so much! I appreciate your wonderful comment, votes and sharing. Have a wonderful day.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're so smart, MissO! What an attractive, well put together hub. It covers everything. You explained things so well. It is so hard for my students in English Comp to get that they still have to cite sources when they paraphrase. You explained it so well. Many votes, my friend! Sharing!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Fabulous hub with a fantastic layout. Your tips and tricks here will help EVERY writer, both online and off. You have created a gold nugget in terms of advice and information. Bravo! Votes and shares.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Victoria Lynn - Hi Vicki! Thank you so much for your awesome comment - wow! Citing is so important especially for online writing or academia. Thanks for your votes and for sharing.

      cclitgirl - Hi Cyndi! You are so sweet! I appreciate you coming by to read, comment and share.

      Thanks ladies! :)

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      Chin chin 5 years ago from Philippines

      Read this hub for the second time and I really am glad having done so. Still learning a lot. Thanks.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Chin chin! You are so sweet! You are welcome back anytime - thanks for doing so and for commenting - again :)

      We can learn plenty of things from you - I enjoy your work

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      This hub was one of the ones recommended as the "Best Hub Ever" in the Questions and Answers section. I can see why. Excellent resource, writing tips, and wisdom for us to apply as we continue to create our hub pages. Thank you for sharing your experience and helping others to succeed beside you. Carry on my awe inspiring Texas friend, Miss Olive.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Cathleena Beams, That is a wonderful compliment. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I'm happy you also enjoyed the hub and have found it useful. As always Cathleena, I'm very glad to share. Thanks again. :)

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Missolive I just found this amazing hub from cloudexplorers profile page... You have introduced me to many new resources for making sure the content I provide is legitimate. Thanks so much! Voted up and shared! Take care, Kelley

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      kelleyward,You are quite welcome... Yay! for cloudexplorer - great hubber! You know the ol' saying - too legit to quit! I'm pleased you have found this resourceful. I appreciate your sharing and votes. Thanks again Kelley.

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      This is great. It is concise and very user friendly . You had walked us through how to be better writers.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      nancynurse, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate you stopping by to read. Best wishes to you.

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      Teresa Davis 5 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Great informative hub..thanks for all the info but, I am now a little overwhelmed. You game me so many things to look up and read and try out lol. I voted you up for interesting and useful!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      tjdavis, thank you! Yes, this hub is a long one and I did pack quite a bit in here. I was going to break it up into several hubs and then changed my mind. Thank you for your votes. Also, I appreciate you reading and writing. Best wishes to you on all your online writing endeavors and thanks for the follow.

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      Teresa Davis 5 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Thanks missolive for your response. I have so much enjoyed reading your hubs and am implementing the things I have learned as we speak.

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      You definitely provide great information here. Although I'm more of a gardener type of writer (I write as I go, I can't work with plans), your planning ideas are a great way to start for many other writers. Voted up and shared!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      tjdavis, thanks again.

      KDuBarryon, Thanks you so very much. Hey, I'm a free-writer too at times. It is the research based stuff that throws a few speed-bumps in for me. Thanks for the votes and shares.

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi missolive, ok here I am back on this article. I was looking at your profile, you still remain to be my hero here on hubpages. Have you written a hub on how you create your profile background? You are one talented young lady. If you have not written a hub on how to create a personalized background, could you toss it in your hat of topics to write? Thanks mssolive!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      adrienne2, you made my day and I am smiling from ear to ear! Here is the short version: Make a slide on Power Point with your favorite pictures or words and save the slide as a picture. Then upload it as your background :)

      Let me know if you have questions. Thanks so very much for reading and commenting. You have always been so supportive and you are an awesome writer.

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Heyyyy!!! YOU ROCK, that was so easy. I almost have it the way I want it. I just love creativity, and hubpages : )

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      adrienne2, See?! You did it! woot woot! You and your 'hubativity' ROCK!!! :)

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Thank you darling! Keep on hubbing : )

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow!! Such a helpful Hub thanks very much for this Information

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      This is an amazing hub! What a wealth of information. The layout is fabulous and so easy to follow. You have really outdone yourself on this one Marisa. With all those comments left prior to mine, no doubt this hub has been greatly shared.. but I want to contribute to the cause.. this hub needs to be shared all the time! Thumbs up and.... SHARED! ♥

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      adrienne2, you are more than welcome :)

      DDE, Thank you! You are very welcome, glad to share.

      Rusticliving, Lisa! Thank you so very much for stopping by to read and leave such a wonderfully supportive comment. I appreciate your shares and votes, it is always a pleasure to see you. Take care.

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      James Bowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Miss olive;

      Definitely another gem to Stowe away in the literary treasure trove! Your endless enthusiasm for the written word, in terms of research& other types of writing is without doubt priceless!

      At least in my eyes and I'm sure the many other of your writing colleagues, who will definitely find this jam packed article one to go back to - time after time after time.

      A great read, which I found not only very interesting. But equally useful and I couldn't help to vote this article up as well. It's always a pleasure to read your work!

      All the best


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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Wow! I love your hubs! Thanks for the inspiration, missolive!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      The flood of comments itself shows that how significant your hub is. Truly you have explained well. Informative and educational and useful for hubbers like me. Thankfully appreciate your efforts. Voted up with pleasure.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Jlbowden, hi Jim, your comment made me feel great. I am very happy you enjoyed this hub. Thank you for your support and words of encouragement.

      beingwell, thank you s very much, glad you found this to be inspirational.

      sunilkunnoth2012, I appreciate you as well, thank you for reading, commenting and voting.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This hub has a lot of information in it, and looks great! I am bookmarking this, so I can read it more in depth later on. It has a lot of information that is useful to me! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Hello Kathryn, thank you very much. This is a lengthy hub and I am honored you will be back to read through it. I hope you find something useful. Online research writing is actually my favorite type of writing and I wanted to offer what I could to help others do the same. Thanks again for stopping by.

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      Sid Kemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks, MissOlive, for an excellent reference guide. I've been writing for 45 years, know most of it and teach it. And I can say that it is an excellent reference that everyone should use!

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      Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      There's so much great information here, I'm bookmarking this one for future reference. Voted up and shared.

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      Charles Mark Walker 4 years ago from Jasper Georgia

      I think I will read this article every day for a while. So many answers to questions I had about writing,so many.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      SidKemp, no, thank you for such a wonderful compliment. I am humbled by your opinion.

      Sherry Hewins, thank you so very much. I appreciate the votes and shares too.

      c mark walker, how sweet of you! I'm glad you have found this to be so useful.

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      Marsha Musselman 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Excellent hub, I came here looking for examples on your headers and such. Was the calligraphy section headings an example of what you put together in the powerpoint example on another hub? Nice job. I'll have to check that out more and also the examples of sections of this hub as well.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      Marsha Musselmann, hi there! My apologies for my late response, your comment completely slipped past me, please know I greatly appreciate your comment. Yes, the headers in this hub are an example of what I discussed in my other hub. I'm glad you liked them. Thanks again for reading, commenting and stopping by.

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      Online Research Beast 3 years ago

      This really is well thought out. I love how you tied together so well the concepts of research and writing. My personal belief is that the internet would be a better place if people were more critical of the information they read. And that responsibility falls partially on writers. So by extension writers need to know how to properly research. I covered these very topics in my Kindle book.

      I am going to include this as a write on my OnlineResearchBeast Facebook page.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      ResearchBeast, wow! What a wonderful compliment! I thoroughly agree with you, we as writers need to be more vigilant and critical of our information. Plus, readers need to learn to discern fact from opinion. I truly appreciate your comment and your shares. I look forward to locating your Kindle book. Continued best wishes to you, cheers!

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      harumsari 3 years ago

      i don't really understand about SEO but many said it will help to increase your traffic.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome. Enjoyed reading your very informative and well written hub.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 2 years ago from Texas

      aesta1, thank you! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it and found it to be informative.

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