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Ch 14: Analyzing Words in Context while Reading

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Analyzing Words in Context while Reading - Chapter Summary

Through this online Analyzing Words in Context while Reading chapter, you'll come to understand more about the meaning and applications of context as well as the process of determining word meanings. After completing this chapter, you'll be familiar with the following topics:

  • Significance of word choice
  • Importance of context
  • Ways to figure out the writer's tone
  • How to increase vocabulary
  • Different ways to determine the meaning of words
  • How to construct meaning
  • Difference between connotation and denotation

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7 Lessons in Chapter 14: Analyzing Words in Context while Reading
How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer

1. How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer

Authors never pick the words in their works by accident. In this lesson, we'll explore the ways that authors use words and see how this impacts our understanding of their work.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

2. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

3. How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

Writers give us many clues to help us understand why they write. In this lesson, we're going to check out the concepts of tone and point of view to see how they can be used to better understand a passage.

How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary

4. How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary

Feeling that your personal lexicon is lacking? Or perhaps want to be able to manipulate polysyllabic lexemes with great facility? Or you just want to pass the SAT with a higher score - in any event, this lesson is for you.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

5. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

6. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

7. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

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