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Searching for Images (Video)

Images are everywhere. Searching for an image in this sea of visual media can be overwhelming.

Searching for images begins the same way as searching for textual materials. Before you jump into an image search, take some time to assess your visual information needs.

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Interpreting Images (Video)

There are many components to be aware of when analyzing a visual image, whether it be a photograph, painting, advertisement, or other type of media. Regardless of medium, there’s often a great deal of thought, time, and consideration a creator puts into their image.

The following video discusses some of the main issues to be aware of that will help enhance your visual literacy skills.

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Why Does Visual Literacy Matter? (Video)

In today’s world, we’re able to communicate quickly and universally using images and media. Snapping, shooting, and publishing an image or video now is instantaneous and thus visuals are everywhere we look.

After watching this video, you should be familiar with what visual literacy is and why it’s an important skill to have in today’s world.

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QUIZ: Visual Literacy Quiz

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Using Quantitative Data (Video)

Figuring out how to use quantitative data to form conclusions can be challenging.

This video walks you through the process of using quantitative data to form conclusions.

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Evaluating Statistics (Video)

Just as it is important to evaluate claims based on quantitative data, the same is true with statistics you come across.

As statistics are widely used to support arguments and positions, it is helpful to be able to think critically about how they were created and how they are being used. Watch this video to learn how to critically evaluate statistics.

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QUIZ: Quantitative Reasoning Quiz

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