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Lesson 3: Close reading: informational text; The Science of Lying

# Quantitative information in texts | Reading

How can a chart or a graph improve an argument? What's the most efficient way to describe information? How can I convince the neighborhood council to ban peanuts at the bake sale? Let's try to answer those questions the only way I know how: with made-up charts and the world's oldest GIF. Created by David Rheinstrom.

## Want to join the conversation?

• who here is allirgik to nothing
• me
(allergic*)
• Thanks for the video Mr. Rheinstrom. I was wondering how many videos you made for Khan Academy, and how long you've worked for them? Do you only handle English, or also do Math? Thanks, - Micah Hawkins
• Hey there! David has made many many videos for Reading and Language Arts, you can find it here:
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For math, the founder of this site, Sal Khan, is the teacher of math. You can find it all here:

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Here are some other information for courses:
Sal = Science
Multiple different teachers = Arts & Humanity (aka, history)
Sal = Economics
Sal + I believe some other people/students? = Life Skills

There are other courses too, like Coding and SAT Preps.

TO VIEW ALL COURSES TO SEE YOUR OPTIONS: Just go to your Khan Academy main screen (Log in first). Normally, the big old "COURSES" sign is near the top left. Click on that, there's a big drop down menu that has all the courses Khan Academy offers.

So there, I hoped that helped. Sorry that this was 8 months late, but I hope it helps you still!

Have a great day :)
• Which type of graph is proven to be the most persuasive graph, if you follow?
• I think bar graphs are more persuasive. Pie charts can't show changes over time, which does not make it more efficient and persuasive. Bar graphs, however, can show changes over time and this makes it more efficient.
Sorry for being a month long from answering this, but I hope this helps!
Have a great day!
• What types of food are allergic?
• many
• The Different people are allergic to different things. Some people are allergic to certain foods, but this varies from person to person.
• You are right, Emmy
(1 vote)
• why did he say "your friends and mine"?