I just started using LaTeX to write my bachelor thesis and everything is already set up and working (took 2 weeks but it is finally done). I was just starting to write a chapter and am wondering what would be the best or recommended way to actually write?

I am using TeXstudio and I like to use the enter key to sort my text into parts, not section or similar. Just for "visual". And I also prefer to use double enter key to make a break. As a result my text is not all on one single line, for example at the moment line 13 contains my whole chapter 1.

But now I read that one should prefer to use \\ or \newline instead of enter. Doing so would hinder my need for a "visual separation".

As you may have guessed I come from a word background so that is probably my problem here.

I would like to know what is the preferred way to write in this case? Kill my habits from word and just deal with huge oneliner? double enter key? \\? \newline?

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    Don't use double bars neither \newline. Since you are a beginner, just type and hit ENTER with you want to make the code more readable. For TeX, it doesn't matter. But to start a new real paragraph on the text (I mean, after compilation) leave at least one blank line in the code. You can see a simple example of code here: unix.stackexchange.com/q/199816/19195 Note how TeXstudio treats the line numbers. – Sigur May 6 '15 at 14:16
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    Empty line is the proper way to go. Do NOT use \\ as line or paragraph separator if it can be avoided. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/82664/when-to-use-par-and-when – Steven B. Segletes May 6 '15 at 14:16
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    There are some other posts that ask similar questions, if you search around... my preference is 1 sentence per line, so that version control with Git is easy. Note that a blank line will lead to a paragraph break, and you should not use `\\` except in special circumstances. – darthbith May 6 '15 at 14:16
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    This seems to be a duplicate of the question in Stephen's comment, but as a general rule (which you can break sometimes, but not as a beginner:-) is never use \\ outside of tables and alignments and never use \newline – David Carlisle May 6 '15 at 14:40
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    note that a single newline is the same as a space so there is never a reason to put a whole chapter on one line, you can break the line arbitrarily short changing any space to a newline in the source does not change the output. – David Carlisle May 6 '15 at 14:42