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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
Not all the statistics that we read on the Internet are accurate. When smart readers read statistics, they ask themselves questions to help them critically examine the information, instead of simply accepting statistics provided by the writer.
Read this paragraph and answer the question below.
Using Statistics to Evaluate New Policies

In today's world, many fathers are taking on more parental responsibilities, and many companies have decided to adopt a new paternity leave policy. This policy allows fathers to take time off work after the birth of a new baby. However, it seems that this policy is not very popular, since statistics show that fewer than one percent of eligible fathers took paternity leave during 2008.
If you read the above paragraph on the internet, which questions should you ask yourself in order to check if this information is accurate?

Click on the 3 correct answers.

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