Here is an example of the graph of a non-linear function.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First identify what type of function you have- example, exponential, log, trig, linear, etc
2. If asked to graph the function sketch the basic graph with a few key reference points like the x or y intercepts
3. These are very general steps as you continue to study math you will get to know the graphs of more functions

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations