If you want your paper to really stand out, it is worth the effort to invest some time in adding extra touches. Whether it's a photograph, a chart, or a hand-drawn illustration, these extra elements bring your paper to life and help to illustrate what may be difficult to explain in words. Check with your instructor before you begin, because there are usually some guidelines to follow. Some instructors truly appreciate these additions, while others don't welcome them. Usually, though, you can't go wrong by putting in extra effort.