Effective research is incorporated into writing not with tools, like graphs and charts, but with attention to detail. Creative use of tool engages the audience’s attention. Then the student should focus on addressing issues of audience, ethics, and enhancing credibility by selecting the appropriate tool. This focus allows the writer to more easily communicate ideas and maintain consistency in tense, style, and content.
The followings tips are useful to creating good writing. Watch your tone and know your audience. If you don’t know your readers how can you organize facts and chose illustrations for that data. Supply useful information that goes beyond the obvious and beyond what is required for the assignment. Careful, do not commit overkill by supplying so much information that the reader loses track of the subject and interest.
Do not duplicate by restating.
Remember, the reader does not know you. It is imperative that you strive for accuracy in all your facts. One ethical lapse will cause the reader to dismiss the rest of the data under the assumption that it is false. Remain balanced in reporting the case. If the reader perceives bias even the most well reasoned case will not persuade the reader. Therefore present both sides of an argument and give credit when due even though this argument did not persuade you. Then state why there is disagreement in the most logical terms possible. Use only those visual aids that don’t present the facts out of context. It is an old, but true statement that the truth will come out in the end. So, let the truth do the hard work of persuading the readership and you can take all the credit for the work.
1. Connelly, M. (2005) Get Writing. New York. Thomson Wadsworth.