Footnotes in PS?

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Footnotes in PS?

Postby kcdc » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:27 pm

Has anyone seen them? Acceptable or no?

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Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby LSATclincher » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:38 pm

I'd only imagine they would use up an extra line. But I'm curious as to exactly why you consider using one.

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Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby krad » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:40 pm

Why do you need one? I have not heard of anyone doing this... Why waste the space?

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Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby Lokomani » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:47 pm

Footnotes? Really? Footnotes are not for this type of writing. Period. You will look quite presumptuous if you use them.

I am willing to bet that you could somehow include whatever you are attempting to footnote in your actual PS. And if not, I'm 90% sure that the footnote is unnecessary or tangential to your PS. Re-frame and re-write your paper if you have already added in footnotes.

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Re: Footnotes in PS?

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:47 pm

If you're talking about as a citation method then definitely not - you shouldn't put anything in your PS that you would need to cite. If it's just a stylistic choice I would still say no. I don't mind them (I like Bill Simmons books for example) but I think a lot of people would find it irritating.

You should probably post an example if you want more feedback

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