A visual paper uses photos, pictures, and drawings to make a statement. That statement is usually a comment or society and an action. The picture or visual is relative to the topic. It acts as an inspiration for your paper. For example, the paper may be about the dangers of smoking and the photo may be a picture of a cancerous lung. Or the essay may be about the importance of going green and the visual would be a picture of a trash dump. This style of writing is strong and makes a strong statement. There are a few hints and recommendations to help you write the best visual composition you can.
1 Historical review: Some topics are better understood if a brief historical review of the topic is presented to lead into the discussion of the moment. Such topics might include "a biographical sketch of a war hero," "an upcoming execution of a convicted criminal," or "drugs and the younger generation." Obviously there are many, many more topics that could be introduced by reviewing the history of the topic before the writer gets down to the nitty gritty of his paper. It is important that the historical review be brief so that it does not take over the paper.