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Step 1: Determine the x-axis and y-axis o x-axis = horizontal (x = no) o y-axis = vertical (y = yes) Step 2: Label the x-axis and y-axis with variables o x-axis o y-axis Independent Variable Dependent Variable *Be sure to include a unit when necessary! Step 3: Determine the type of graph o Bar graph: Use to show categories or comparisons o Line graph: Use to show information over time or continuous data Step 4: Number each axis o o o o Determine the space you have Count the number of lines on each axis Look at the data you have to plot Determine how you will divide the data Step 5: Title the graph IV DV o Use the format: The effect of ________ on ________ Step 6: Graph your data o Use a ruler to help make straight lines