Effect on reader

Presenting information through a graph can be an effective way to communicate data and demonstrate writer credibility when used appropriately. Simple graphs can provide readers with a clear sense of a trend or issue that rationally persuades them of the writer’s point of view.

Furthermore, if the same information relayed in the graph is also discussed throughout the piece, it is reinforced to the reader by being presented in two different formats. This may make that information more easily accessible and memorable for the reader.