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FORMAL REPORT PRESENTING VISUALS
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OVERVIEW The results of a research can be more effectively and clearly reported by the use of illustrations. Illustrations are visual displays of information Tables graphs (pie charts, line and bar graphs and histograms) flow charts drawings photographs diagrams Complement the written results to help readers understand the data Identify significant features of the data Enable readers to grasp the importance of the entire report
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CREATING VISUAL AIDS To create visual impact, the findings must be presented 1. relevantly – do not include details just to make the visual look pretty. 2. clearly – label the parts clearly. Include a) Captions (figure numbers, labels on axes, title) b) Arrows or “callouts” to direct the attention of the audience to specific features. c) Legends/symbols to ensure that there is no misinterpretation. 3. truthfully- Ensure that the scales are drawn accurately.
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COMMON CONVENTIONS Each visual should contain: 1. Figure or table number 2. Title or caption 3. Labels of parts in the illustration
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Numbering Figures & Tables Visuals are grouped into two categories – figures and tables. All visuals (graphs, maps, diagrams, photographs and flow charts) except tables are labeled as figures.
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  • Fall '17
  • Bar chart, Noun phrase, bar graphs, flow charts, bar charts

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