Writing Activity: Graphics in Technical Writing

Before reading more about using graphics in technical writing, reflect on your past experiences using them. In a paragraph, discuss a time when you included graphics in a document. Why did you include graphics? Did you create those graphics or did you use graphics from another source? How did those graphics support your document? In another paragraph, discuss a time when you've relied on the graphics included in a document you were reading. What kinds of graphics were included? How did those graphics support your understanding?