chapter  11
12 Pages

Reinventing Illustrations: Infographics and Graphics That Add Meaning

Blog posts without graphics are read less. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but

online a thousand words without pictures are worthless. Graphics, media, and infograph-

ics are vital parts of today’s modern writing. They focus the reader and help direct attention

to the key thesis or topic of each section of text. Without compelling graphics, the written

word gathers dust, particularly online. In order to be effective writers, students should also

know how to select and create compelling graphics to accompany their text, and educa-

tors should welcome the inclusion of graphics as an enhancement to modern writing.