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## Graphing Rules

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**Graphing Rules**• Include with your graph: • Title • Label for the X and Y axis (including units) • Use even numerical spacing (2, 4, 6, etc.) • Use even graphical spacing (graph paper) • Be accurate and neat • Use rulers, protractors and colors (create a legend or key if necessary)**How do I label the X and Y axis?**• For bar graphs: • the names of items go on the x axis • the amounts go on the y axis • For line graphs: • the dependent variable is on the y axis • the independent variable is on the x axis**How do I label the X and Y axis?**Example: