Good and Bad Graphs Essay

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Good Graphs: A) I found this graph on https://www.fluidsurveys.com . I think this graph is a good graph because: 1. It is very clear, there are horizontal bars indicating the levels of enjoyment for each product and there is no additional information that could confuse the viewer. 2. It contains enough information that a person can look at it and clearly see the results but does not give too much information. 3. It is clearly labeled and therefore it is obvious from a glance as to what is going on in the graph. 4. The colour scheme is plain, simple and easy to read. 5. The vertical lines leading up from the bottom make it very easy to decipher the level of enjoyment. 6. The graph is self-explanatory. This graph is minimal, in my opinion that is what makes it a good graph. B) I found this graph on https://www.gombeennation.blogspot.ie . I think this graph is a good graph because: 1. It is very clear, there are simply two lines in the chart and so there is no ambiguity about this graph. 2. It again contains enough information that a person can clearly see the results but does not give the viewer an overload of information. 3. It is clearly labeled and colour coded, the viewer do not have to go searching for what means what. 4. The colour scheme is again plain, the two colours red and blue stand out and are not easily mistaken for each other. 5. The horizontal lines leading across from the left make it very easy to calculate the figures on the axes. 6. The graph is also self-explanatory. This graph is laid out well, the use of an average means that one of the lines must be straight and this makes it easy to see the other line moving up and down in comparison. You do not even have to look at the numbers to get an idea of the ratio. Bad Graphs: A) I found this graph on https://www.tide-forecast.com . I think this graph is bad because:

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