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Topic 10: Making Your Writing Easy to Read

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Tables

 

Tables let you present information in a visual manner, make it easier for many people to grasp relationships among different pieces of information, and usually take less space than prose.

For example, you might reformat these instructions as a table:

We must receive your completed application form on or before the 15th day of the month following the incident if you do not submit your application electronically or the 25th day of the month following incident if you submit your application electronically.

If you submit your form… We must receive it by…
Electronically 25th of the month after the incident
Non-electronically 15th of the month after the incident