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Appendices/Figures

Appendices and Figures are optional blocks of information at the end of the essay. Appendices give the reader additional, but not essential facts and explanations. For example, if you refer to a theory, case history, lesson plan, biography, or other extra material in the body of your essay, but do not want to explain it in detail, you can put it in an appendix and simply write “see Appendix 1 (2, 3, ...)”.

Figures are images (eg. pictures, graphs, diagrams and tables) which you write about in your essay. They can either be put in the text, near the appropriate paragraph, or at the end. You should always refer to the figure when you are writing about it, for example, “In Figure 1, ...”, “As can be seen in Figure 2, ...”.

When deciding whether to put information or images in the main text or at the end of the text, think how you would like to see the information organised if you were the reader.

 

   
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