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Data commentrary


Location elements and/or summary statements.

  • [location] Figure 1 illustrates the stress-strain curves of A, B, C and D.

Highlighting statements

  • [highlight] Overall, the mechanical strength of A is much higher than the others.

Discussions of implications, problems, exceptions, recommendations, or other interesting aspects of the data

  • [implication/interpretation] This finding suggests A is the most …

[Reflection] Reading for writing!!!

  • Can you identify data commentary (the structure and the 3 elements) in your model article?
  • Is the location presented in active or passive voice?
  • Are there any highlights of the data?
  • Are there any explanations and interpretations of the data?
  • Do you see any tense switches? (present to past, past to present)
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