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A quick outline of a README.md

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  • Header and a Brief description (should match package.json)
  • Example (if applicable)
  • Motivation (if applicable)
  • API Documentation: This will likely vary considerably from library to library.
  • Installation
  • Tests
  • Contributors
  • License

Bonus Points

  1. The file is named exactly README.md (not ReadMe.md, or README)
  2. The license file is named exactly LICENSE (not MIT-LICENSE, or license)
  3. The entire license is not included in README.md, just a snippet saying it is MIT or Apache or whatever

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