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Tables & Figures: Figures

Basics

In APA style, a figure is any representation of information that does not use rows and columns (e.g., a line graph, map, or photograph).

Place the word Figure and the figure number under the figure, flush left in italics. The title of the figure goes next to the number in sentence case. In dissertations, do not type captions on a separate page. Avoid use of color in figures; use grayscale shading or cross-hatching when necessary. For more on figures, see APA pages 150–167.

Example of a Figure

example of a figure

Figure 1. Bar graph showing hours of television watched per week by age group.