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Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
Adding visual elements to your senior graduation project
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  • 1. Adding Visual Elements to Your Senior Graduation Project English 11 K. Shimabukuro
  • 2. Senior Graduation Project
    • What is a visual?
      • Graphs
      • Charts
      • Political cartoons
      • Ads
    • How to use them in your SGP
      • Explain what argument the visual is making, what facts are presented, what the chart/graph shows
    • You need to have at least one visual in your paper, preferably two (one chart/graph/ad and one political cartoon)
    • Visuals can strengthen your argument and/or help you clarify what you’re going to say, as they are usually easy to understand and make a clear point
  • 3. Topic: Lowering the drinking age
    • What side of the argument does this graph support?
    • How accurate do you think the chart is?
      • It is four and a half years old
      • It is from a non profit institution
  • 4. Same Topic
    • This graph is from the same website
      • This shows the percentages of 83 countries with minimum drinking age laws
    • Reliable source
    • However, these visuals aren’t labeled, so you’d have to add a caption
  • 5. Topic: Texting while driving
    • This is a really good choice of visual
      • Has a label
      • Sponsored by a reputable source
      • Clear to read
      • Excellent information
  • 6. Political Cartoons
    • Political cartoons are also a great visual to use in your paper
    • You have to ask similar questions:
      • What’s the topic?
      • What is the cartoon arguing/saying?
      • What are the elements of the cartoon
        • Dialogue
        • Exaggeration
        • Satire
  • 7. Topic: Deforestation
    • Reliable source: Brazilian Environmental News website
    • However, the presentation of the information is a little unclear (chart not labeled, what it does display is a little confusing)
  • 8. Topic: Deforestation
    • This is a better choice of visual
      • Clearly labeled
      • Easy to read
      • Information is clear
    • From same Environmental news source as the previous visual
  • 9. Topic: NBA Lockout (how to analyze)
    • This cartoon paints the players as the bad guys and the owners as the ones who care about the fans.
    • The players are shown as greedy, and this is emphasized by the crown, the pile of money he’s sitting on and the golden basketball scepter.
    • The cartoonist is obviously biased against the players, and believes that they are to blame for the lock out.
  • 10. Topic: Skateboarding
    • The “Skateboarding is not a crime” series of ads is probably one of the most famous
    • It plays on the irony that in a lot of places, skateboarding IS a crime, but supporters believe it shouldn’t be
    • This ad is clearly against having skateboarding be a crime
  • 11. Your Assignment
    • Find a chart/graph/advertisement that argues something about your topic
      • Copy and paste it into a Notes/Source document
      • Fill out the citation information at the topic
      • Take notes on what the visual says (as we’ve discussed)
    • Find a political cartoon on your topic
      • Complete the same steps

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