Unit 8: Instructor Graded Assignment
Unit 8 focus on
business graphs, which is covered in your reading of Chapter 7: “Business
Note: In this
Assignment you will have both Assignment problems and an essay component.
For this Assignment you will write an essay to address the requirements
described below. Your essay must be carefully planned and written using
well-constructed sentences and paragraphs. Make sure that your grammar and
spelling are correct. Points will be awarded for content as well as
composition. Your essay must be a minimum of 1 half of a full page in length,
with standard 1 inch margins and is required to have at least one reference
from a reliable source. This means that you cannot use sites like Wikipedia,
Ask.com®, and Yahoo® answers and that only references from reliable sources
will earn points. All resources should be cited both as an in-text citation as
well as being listed on a reference page in APA format.
be submitted as a Microsoft® Word® document and uploaded to the Dropbox for Unit 8. Include your essay directly in this document following the
All Assignments are due by
Saturday at 11:59 a.m. ET of the assigned unit.
Essay Assignment (40 points)
Question 1: (10
a) Create a bar graph or line
graph for the following data including labels:
Presto Printing Company sales for one week, beginning February 2:
b) Create a circle graph with
the following data including labels:
Food expenses $450
Child’s Tuition $50
Car Payment $350
Auto Insurance $50
Health care $150
Question 2: (10
The following graph represents the percentage of each fruit I prefer.
If I eat 1,200
pieces of fruit per year, based on my serving preference, how many of each
types of fruit will I consume next year?
Question 3: (20
Search the internet for a line, circle, or bar graph that either
misrepresents the information being portrayed, is confusing, or doesn’t do a
good job representing the information. Copy and paste the graph below. Do not
use graphs from other schools or college sites like Khan Academy, but rather
find a graph used in a news article, finance article, whitepaper, or other
Explain in a well-constructed essay why you chose the graph, what the
graph’s shortcomings are, and how you would suggest fixing it. Be sure to cite
the graph’s source, title, legend, labels, colors chosen, axis labels, and
Your essay should be complete and cover each
point as outlined above. Be sure to include at least one text citation.