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Key terms: tables; charts; pie charts; bar charts; graphs; line drawings.

Exercises

 

Exercise 1. Review questions:

  • Why are illustrations an important way of conveying information?
  • What forms of illustration do you know?
  • What are the main rules of devising tables?
  • In what way can we make figures clearer and simpler for the reader to grasp?
  • What are the tips to make good graphs?
  • What are the advantages of pie charts?
  • Describe bar charts and line drawings.

 

Exercise 2. How would you illustrate each of the following - with a line graph, bar chart, pie chart, or what?

YOUR ANSWER
A. You want to show the relationship between
predicted hours on a project, and the
actual time it took, month by month for a
year. ???????

B. The proportions of time spent on different
functions of your job. ???????

C. Target sales figures against actual, each
week for four months. ???????

D. The monthly amount spent by a
department against the budget. ???????

E. Actual sales figures against break-even
point. ???????

F. How your departments budget was
allocated between each expenditure head. ???????

Exercise 3. Look again at Table 1 and check to see if we have applied the principles, mentioned above.

Is the table the same way up as the text?

 

 

 

Has the table continued over more than one page?

 

 

 

Have the rules been confined to those marking off the headings from the data, and table from the text?

 

Is the text aligned on the left?

 

 

 

Are the figures aligned on the right?

 

 

 

Has the table been numbered?

 

 

 

Has a title/caption been given?

 

 

 

Have the units of measurement been stated?

 

 

 

Has the source of the table been given?

 

 

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