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How to draw a graph

How to draw a graph

Hand drawing a graph is an essential skill for any science (physics, chemistry, or biology) or maths students. You need to know how to draw a graph by hand before you move on to use a computer program to produce your graphs.

In the above video I will show you the key components required to produce a good graph. These include:

  • making the best use of the graph paper
  • adding the correct labels

In addition, I will also show you how to construct a standard curve using data from a protein assay, and how to use the graph to determine the unknown concentration of a sample.

If you are struggling to draw good graphs then this handy checklist will help you produce good quality graphs:

Graph Drawing Checklist: Get a checklist for graph drawing – Send the Checklist

If you are struggling with your graph drawing, and getting good data plots, then you might like to take the free Maths and Chemistry Refresher Course we offer at Maths4Biosciences.

There is also a slide stack available over at


If you are looking for a way to brush up your ‘science maths’ skills then please visit where you will find a wide range of online tools to test your understanding of the maths you need for your biology and chemistry courses.