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Research Writing and Tools Support

This page contains information to support researchers with various research tools..

Step 5: Illustrate

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The fifth step of the five-step strategy, toward improving your scholarly research writing is to Illustrate.

Ask yourself, “How can I illustrate my concept claim, argument, idea, or key issue to help the reader better understand”?

Next, determine your approach:

1)      Provide detailed explanations.

2)      Provide evidence and analysis.

3)      Provide examples.

4)      Provide diagrams, figures, tables, or graphs.

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