Two articles on designing types of figures, plus an article on designing tables.
From the Clinical Chemistry Guide to Scientific Writing. By Thomas M. Annesley. Titles and topics of the articles:
- Part 7: "Put Your Best Figure Forward: Line Graphs and Scattergrams" (on designing these types of figures)
- Part 8: "Bars and Pies Make Better Desserts than Figures" (on designing these types of figures, and on using them only when appropriate)
- Part 9: "Bring Your Best to the Table" (on designing tables)
Each article includes examples and ends with an exercise on improving a figure or table.