Tips for Using Visuals

  • Only use visuals when useful/necessary.

  • Refer to visuals in the text (see Figure 1).

  • Place visuals near and after references .

  • Label figures and tables with a number and caption.

  • Label the important parts of visuals.

  • Make all labels horizontal when possible.

  • Keep size, level of detail, color of visuals readable.

  • Cite your sources when necessary.

  • Use white space to improve impact and readability.

Figure 1 Advice

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