The Language of Charts and Graphs
Types of Charts
Pie Chart Bar Chart
Reach (a point)
Types of Movement
Movement over Time
There was a gradual decline in sales.
Sales declined gradually
Enrollment increased by 4% in 1997.
There was a 4% increase in enrollment in 1997.
Immigration rose to 800,000 in 1999. (to a point or number)
Immigration rose by 20,000 in 1999. (by increment)
There was a 20% rise in immigration. (percentage)
Taxes remained the same from 2000 to 2001.
Taxes continued at 15% for two years.
Static (non-movement) Description
Sales stood at $1,4000,000 in 1998.
Profits were $27,000 in 19999.
There was a loss of $21,000 in 2001.