Name: _________________________________________ Outline : The objective here is to write an analysis paper about a certain topic by using an infographic visual

as your support and evidence. You can use the following links as sources for looking for interesting infographics, or you can google search your own by typing something like “car infographics” into a search. Step 1: Find and choose an infographic to analyze. Give the URL name or link for the location of the infographic you found, and tell me why you chose it.

Step 2: Summarize the main point of the infographic. What is it trying to communicate? Include context with your infographic.

Step 3: List 3 percentages or rates you found interesting in the infographic and analyze the meaning and the importance of each. Try to answer the question “Why is this percentage important?” “Why should anyone care about this statistic/percentage?”

Step 4: Write two possible topic sentences for your analysis paper. It can be a statement that you are trying to back up. It can be an argument for or against something.

Step 5: Look through the information and determine if there are any words that you do not know. Write down these words or phrases, and do research on their meaning to define them below.

Step 5: On another piece of paper, start to fill in the missing pieces of the outline below. You will need to pick a topic sentence from step 4, include at least three pieces of evidence or information about your topic sentence (Step 3), and a conclusion. On another piece of paper, write or type a formal analysis paper. I will grade on grammar, format, and your percentages. Topic sentence Evidence 1/ Fact 1: Evidence 2/ Fact 2: Evidence 3/ Fact 3:

Conclusion: Hello, Mrs. Rosenboom.
I meant to email you about this earlier. I was unable to get my hands on a video camera as quickly as I thought. When I did, I had an operator error with the camera. My class and I went through a class period thinking it was recording, but it was not. As the operator of the camera, I am sad to admit it was completely and operator error. This was on Monday, and at that point, it was my last class of actual lessons. We have had exams the remaining of this week. I do have videos of lesson that I post online for my Calculus class. These are strictly just lecture videos. I do not think that is what you had in mind, but I can send you a link to those if you want. I am really sorry.Just let me know if I can do anything to remediate my error.

Thanks, Erin

Name: _________________________________________ Step 1: Find and choose an infographic to analyze. Give the URL name or link for the location of the infographic you found, and tell me why you chose it. You can find my infographic at http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1204/what-s-wrong-with-our-foodsystem/flash.html I chose this infographic because as I looked through the possible infographics, this one caught my eye with its visual appeal. It was colorful, it had a lot of graphs, and it included images to represent data. After looking at this infographic further, it was of interest to me because wastefulness is a huge pet peeve of mine. You hear a lot about how Americans can be wasteful, and how a lot of Americans take for granted what they have. I felt this infographic could inform. Step 2: Summarize the main point of the infographic. What is it trying to communicate? Include context with your infographic. This infographic is talking about food resources in the world. It is titled “What’s Wrong with our Food System?” This suggests to me that it will be bringing up some flaws with how we handle food. Step 3: List 3 percentages or rates you found interesting in the infographic and analyze the meaning and the importance of each. Try to answer the question “Why is this percentage important?” “Why should anyone care about this statistic/percentage?” 1.) 33 % of the food produced in industrial countries is wasted by consumers. 33% is a lot of food. In reference to a corn field, for example, it would be easy to see what a big deal 1/3 of the land being wasted would be. 2.) 33% of food in developing countries are wasted due to insufficient storage and transportation. This wasted amount could be reduced. Knowing the problem lies in insufficient storage and transportation, there could be some focus on 3.) The country reduced the number of people living in poverty by 20 million. I can find a percent change and show what a big impact that is. Step 4: Write two possible topic sentences for your analysis paper. It can be a statement that you are trying to back up. It can be an argument for or against something. There is a food shortage problem throughout the world. Something needs to change about how much waste occurs in our food system.

Step 5: Look through the information and determine if there are any words that you do not know. Write down these words or phrases, and do research on their meaning to define them below. “Industrialized world” or industrialized country- a country that has built up industries and past the development stage. It is developed. Developing countries- Those that are mostly agriculture and rural. They have not developed large industries or businesses. Brazil has implemented a program called “Zero Hunger.” This is what the infographic was referencing. Step 5: On another piece of paper, start to fill in the missing pieces of the outline below. You will need to pick a topic sentence from step 4, include at least three pieces of evidence or information about your topic sentence (Step 3), and a conclusion.

Did you know 1 out of 7 people in the world go to bed hungry ? At that rate, approximately 169 people in Lake View are going hungry; about 440 thousand people in Iowa; about 44 million people in the United States; and 980 million people in the world. It is hard to grasp or understand these figures, especially as we sit down at the dinner table at night and walk away full. It is hard to understand how many people have the struggle to find food, especially when we go to a grocery store or a restaurant and have a spread of food at our fingertips or served to us. It is hard to imagine how many people scrummage through garbage cans hoping for scraps of food, especially as we carelessly chuck the leftovers in our garbage. We need to spread awareness of the problems with the world’s food system, so efforts can go forth to reduce the amount of avoidable waste that occurs. Waste by definitions is unwanted, useless material. The problem is a lot of this waste is not always necessarily useless or unwanted. From my own experience as a waitress, I saw so much good food go to waste. At the Italian restaurant I worked at, if I totaled all that I threw away from peoples scraps and leftovers, it was typical for me to throw away at least an entire pizza, a bag of salad, and a pot of pasta each shift. People have grown accustomed to ordering large portions that they neither need nor want, and as a result a lot is wasted. Industrialized worlds are countries that are advanced enough to run a variety of large scale industries. In an industrialized world, like the United States, we as consumers waste 33% of produced goods. Consider the average farm size in Iowa which is 331 acres. A farmer could burn down 109 acres of his or her crop. This accounts for the 33%, or 1/3, of waste that occurs through production processes and general waste of the consumer when the finished product is purchased. In developing countries, 33% of the food is wasted due to poor storage, insufficient transportation, and no refrigeration. This large amount of waste once again should not be allowed to continue if we can help it. These developing countries need help, support, and resources so they can begin to maintain a better food production system that can help so many people in need. There is hope that all of this could be improved. If people and governments started developing systems where small business food productions were given the chance to flourish, there could be a chance for a more widespread, sustainable food distribution to people in need of it. Brazil serves as a prime example of these efforts and the successes that follow. Brazil has won a lot of recognition for it “Zero Hunger” program it has installed to fight poverty and hunger. With the awareness of hunger and the push for change, Brazil has been successful in reducing the poverty by 20 million people during the years 2003- 2009. It went from 22% of the population living in poverty in 2003 to only 7% living in poverty in 20091. In a group of 50 people the change went from 10 people being hungry to 4. This is just the small scale version, but think what a difference that is for those 6 people to no longer be going to bed without eating through the day. Too much waste occurs, period. Whether the waste is due to carelessness and extravagant ways of life, or due to insufficiencies and ignorance, there is too much waste occurring. There are at least 100 million people out there that are going hungry, and they are struggling unnecessarily. If there was more awareness of the facts and a full push by all countries to do their part in preventing waste, we could have a much better food system for all.

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Rosenberg, Tina. “To Bea Back Poverty, Pay the Poor”. 3 January 2011. 15 May 2012. <http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/to-beat-back-poverty-pay-the-poor/>.

Norton, Tim. “What’s Wrong with Our Global Food System.” Oxfam GROW. 9 May 2012. 15 May 2012. <http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1204/what-s-wrong-with-our-food-system/flash.html>.

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