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Literacy Assignment 3: Greenhouse Gases

Data source: NY Times Article


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.

Grading standards:

Your PDF will be graded on the following:

  • 100% Successfully turned in a PDF with reasonable answers

Assignment Description:

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!)
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