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Hi. Please help.

1. How should we write the part "see page XX for diagram" if it is to be part of a sentence in an academic paper/article? Could any of these be correct? I think that for the content in the parentheses being an instruction, English articles could be omitted.

1. To make the process easier to manage, I came up with a method (see page XX for diagram).

2. To make the process easier to manage, I came up with a method. (See page XX for diagram)

3. To make the process easider to manage, I came up with a method. (See page XX for diagram.)

2. Would you say giving examples in parentheses in an academic paper is stylistically good?

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Would it be better if written like this?

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To make the process easier to manage, I came up with a method (see diagram on page XX).

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Notes:

There is nothing incorrect about using parentheses in academic writing.
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Hi. Thank you very much. What is the difference between "for example as in school or family gatherings" and "such as in school or family gatherings" (as you have done)? Thank you in advance.

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And this:

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To me, such as gives a smoother flowing sentence. There is one less break with a comma. The meaning is the same.