Choose one of the three graphs pictured in the Potential Misleading Graphics [DOWNLOAD], and respond to the following questions.
What do the horizontal (x) and vertical (y) axes represent on the graph?
What information are you missing, if any, in order to be able to fully understand this graph?
What point might a person try to make by including this graph in an article, advertisement, or presentation?
Why could this graph be considered misleading? How might you recreate the graph so that it is no longer misleading?
Identify the purpose for the inclusion of the graph in the article.
Do you think this graph is potentially misleading because of the way it was drawn? Why or why not?