Literacy Assignment 3: Greenhouse Gases
To think creatively and critically about data visualization decisions and motivation.
1 one-page PDF (no MSWORD, please!) writeup that responds to the questions below.
Your PDF will be graded on the following:
For this assignment, you will need to analyze the following graphic and respond to the questions/prompts below. Please submit your responses as a one-page PDF via LearningSuite.
You must respond to the following questions.
This graphic was published in a NY Times article.
What do you notice when you first look at this graph? What jumps out at you?
What claim is the graph making? What evidence do you have that the creator of the graph was trying to make that claim?
How do the two graphs (left and right) enhance each other and the story in the data?
How does the author of this graph use color to make claims?
What trends do you notice in the U.S. Sources of Greenhouse Gases over time? (Be careful not to speculate - use the data!)