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  • Hiring an Illustrator
    Information Summarize Data Simplify Data Break Up Text Enhance Understanding Add Visual Appeal Style Preparing Illustrations Yourself Borrowing Illustrations Hiring an Illustrator Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Designing Documents Using Illustrations Hiring an Illustrator If you need Illustrations you can hire a professional artist who can prepare the Illustrations you need but be prepared to pay for their services A simple illustration may cost 25 50 100 or more depending on the complexity of the Illustrations and the artist s skills and the timetable for preparing the Illustrations If your school has an art major you may be able to find an art major who can prepare the Illustrations for you If you are preparing Illustrations for a university or college publication you may be able to turn to your school s staff artists and illustrators Keep in mind too that they charge for their services In many organizations the staff illustrators may be book ahead days weeks or even months because of a backlog of work When you anticipate the need for a commercial illustrator check with them well in advance of when you ll need the finals of your Illustrations Previous Introduction Tweet HELP

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  • Parts of a Table
    style guidelines across style manuals and you ll find a convention that names key parts of Tables Keep in mind that publications differ For example The Chicago manual of style CBE style manual and the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association use few divider rules In contrast engineering publications often use divider and vertical rules to separate each cell The key parts of the Tables include Title number and

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  • Targeting to Readers
    About this Guide Contributors Citation Designing Documents Using Tables Targeting to Readers W hen you consider using Tables in your document ask Are readers familiar with Tables Do the readers have a statistics background Will your readers understand the abbreviations you re using Do readers have a general knowledge of your topic Can readers interpret the data Will readers make the same interpretation of your data Previous Continue Introduction Tweet

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  • Setting Up Your Table
    Table Assume your project was exploring the computer expertise of three groups of students and wanted to know a significant difference exists in the computer experience and expertise of the groups Assume you surveyed students and knew the average number of months of computer experience by type of computer You could then compare in a Table using rows for the type of computers and columns for group of students Average

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  • Guidelines
    the following general guidelines Follow the publication s style or instructor s guidelines for Tables Place titles above Tables Write complete descriptive titles Limit divider rules Avoid broadside tables don t make your readers turn the page sideways Break up large tables into smaller Tables to fit the page Use Arabic numbers for Tables Use double number for Tables within chapters Table 1 1 for the first Table in Chapter

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  • Research Findings
    Designing Documents Using Tables Research Findings W hile the research on Tables is limited Macdonald Ross 1977a 1977b reviewed decades of research on illustrations and summarized the findings His recommendations include Round numbers to two significant digits Provide averages in both rows and columns Organize the rows or columns based on what you want to emphasize Order rows to help readers compare data Avoid spacing out to fill a page

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  • Commonly Asked Questions
    to read through numerical data listed in paragraphs This does not mean however that Tables should replace text You should not simply say The data can be seen in Tables 1 through 9 Instead the primary role of a Table isn t to replace but rather to enhance your narrative How are tables and text related The role of a Table is to reinforce your data and to make the data easier to understand Stating information in words gives readers the general idea but seeing it in a Table form makes it clearer At the same time the information you convey in your text also supports your Table Don t just write that the data can be seen in the Table Tell your readers what the Table depicts How many tables should I use Generally having more rather than fewer Tables is desirable However if the Tables aren t adding anything don t put them in but you can always find opportunities where Tables will help Remember you can always place less important Tables in an Appendix Where should tables appear in the text Ideally Tables should appear on the same page immediately following or adjacent to the first instance when you mention the table in your text When you write See Table One your readers should be able to easily locate the Table Also your readers will appreciate not having to turn pages and hunt for a table Advances in word processing and desktop publishing software make it relatively easy to insert Tables within the text itself If it isn t possible to fit a Table onto the page immediately following or adjacent to its first mention in the text then you should place the Table on the next page What should tables look like Tables should be clear

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  • Five Principles
    Comparative Animal Nutrition Human Development Resource Sample grading criteria Teacher commentary Additional Resources Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Five Principles As you think about creating writing assignments use these five principles Tie the writing task to specific pedagogical goals Note rhetorical aspects of the task i e audience purpose writing situation Make all elements of the task clear Include grading criteria on the assignment sheet Break down the task into

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