Use of illustrations

■ In an essay or article there are generally fewer charts, graphs, tables and other graphics. They are used only if they are the best way of conveying the information.

■ In an essay or article, artwork and photographs are more commonly used than in a research paper.

■ In an essay or article most illustration is verbal. While they generally have no place in a research paper, in an essay or article stories and anecdotes may be used to hook the reader, maintain interest, and illustrate by example an argument, concept or idea.

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