A figure caption is the text that is written under or next to your figure. This text describes what is seen in the figure.

Why should I use figure captions?

You should use figure captions to describe what the figure represents. This is necessary so that the reader knows the meaning of the figure.

How should I use figure captions?

You should use figure captions by adding a figure caption next to the figure.

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Example of the structure of figure captions:

Figure 3. The bonded design model, adapted from Large et al. 2006

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