Effect on reader

Tables of information can be an effective way to communicate information and demonstrate writer credibility when used appropriately. Simple tables can provide readers with a sense of a trend or issue that rationally persuades them of the writer’s point of view.

Furthermore, if the same information relayed in the table is also discussed throughout the piece, it is reinforced to the reader by being presented in two different formats. This may make that information more easily accessible and memorable for the reader.