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Style?Enumeration Topic? Universal innate characteristics in humans (mammals)
Chapter 8 Reading Graphics & Technical Writing
How to Read Graphics p 190 p 191 p 192 NOT IN BOOK: 3 functions Graphics allow us to condense information condense information identify TRENDS identify TRENDS make comparisons make comparisons
How to Read Graphics p 192 p 191 p 193
Looking at Graphics p 193 Credits p 533 Source? When produced? Up-to-date? p 195 p 196 Credits p 533 What is the trend? At equal growth at equal time periods? Why such huge growth 1950 – 2000? What does the stair step show? Increase or decrease? Is it steady? Until when? Is this up-to-date? What is the topic? Is the data comprehensive? p 197 figure 8-7 What two functions of graphics are seen here? What is the largest group? Is the largest group growing? Which group is steadily increasing?
Looking at Graphics p 197 figure 8-8 Source? When produced? Up-to-date? p 200 figure 8-11 What RELATIONSHIP is shown? Is there a positive relationship between number of years educated an pet ownership? Which groups are compared? Of these two, which over time is happier? When are both happiest? What conclusion can you draw? What variables are included? BUT aren’t there many other factors involved? Income? Health? Is this source up to date?
Looking at Graphics Source? When produced? Up-to-date? p 202 figure 8-15 Up to date? Should you use this in a paper? p 207 figure 8-20 If you love school, where should you live? If you hate school?
Characteristics of Technical Writing (Know these!)
Reading Technical Writing
Tips for Studying Technical Material
Know both topics, Reading Graphics & Technical Writing, for Chapter 8 Quiz