3c ii). State the qualities of a good chart.
Qualities of a good chart
A good chart must;
- Have a heading/title in capital letters.
- Bring out the message clearly precisely and forcefully, i.e. it should have a central idea standing out clearly,
- Use symbols which can be understood by the users.
- Contain information which is true, accurate and authentic in all respects.
- Be simple, not loaded with unnecessary details.
- Have bold writing and outlines which can be clearly seen from a distance.
- Be easy to read with clear symbols and lettering.
- Be interesting and neat, making it attractive to look at.
- Be of good size, large enough to be seen by the entire class.
- Make use of conventional colours where necessary and also colour coding to show contrast, comparisons or growth.
Note: These qualities are both for teacher-made and commercially produced charts