How do you go about using visual illustrations such as figures, tables and other materials in your academic writing? This guide will give you some tips on effective ways of using visual illustrations in your essays. If you want more specifics on how to reference your visuals in the text, you will need the companion ASC guide, Short Guide to referencing figures and tables (University of Birmingham, 2015).
This Guide aims to complement whatever you get told by individual lecturers. Written advice in module guides or your Student Handbook and guidance from within your School always takes priority over this general guide to good practice.