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Integrate tables and figures – Introduce tables and figures and follow them up with a discussion.

  • Number and label – Number tables and figures independently. Include titles above tables, and titles and captions below figures.

  • Check –Make sure that titles and captions are self-explanatory.

  • Reference appropriately – If you have taken or based your figure or table on information from another source, use the required citation style of referencing.

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    Review your work – Take a look!

    Good writing is clear. You can use the word ‘clear’ and the acronym C.L.E.A.R. to help you review your work.



    Is my writing…?

    Clear

    Meaning of the writing…

    Highlights core messages; Make core messages easy to find: place them in your introduction and conclusion; reinforce them in topic sentences.



    Is my writing…?

    Cohesive

    Meaning of the writing…

    Is easy to follow; Make your writing predictable and easy to follow: say what you're going to say, say it and say what you said.



    Is my writing…?

    Logical

    Meaning of the writing…

    Uses logic, reasoning and evidence; Use reasoning and evidence to support ideas: explain, give examples, provide evidence and evaluate ideas.



    Is my writing…?

    Expressed well

    Meaning of the writing…

    Is expressive and technically correct; Ensure your writing is expressive and technically correct: indicate your purpose and the significance of ideas.



    Is my writing…?

    Analytical

    Meaning of the writing…

    Explores relationships between ideas; Explore the relationships between ideas: synthesise, compare, discuss and critically evaluate ideas.



    Is my writing…?

    Relevant

    Meaning of the writing…

    All pertains to the topic or question; Ensure relevance: check all material you include is central to the topic or question under discussion.



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