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Ch 6: Literary Genres: Tutoring Solution

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The Literary Genres chapter of this SAT Subject Test in Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about literary genres. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the literary forms and genres required in a typical SAT literature prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other SAT literature prep work.
  • Identify the literary genres concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT literature tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about literary genres and prepare for the exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding fiction types, epistolary writing, satire or any other literary genres topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their learning
  • Prefer learning about literature visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the SAT literature subject test
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the SAT subject test in literature
  • Don't have access to their SAT literature instructor outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about literary genres simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live SAT literature tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about literary genres on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore Native American oral traditions and their influence on American literature.
  • Study the three categories of fiction: novels, novellas and short stories.
  • Differentiate among fables, folktales, legends and myths.
  • Learn about various writing formats, including letters and interviews.
  • Find out how writers employ satire, parody and spoof to amuse their readers and make them think.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Literary Genres: Tutoring Solution
Native American Oral Tradition: Heritage and Literary Influence

1. Native American Oral Tradition: Heritage and Literary Influence

Native American nations have a rich oral tradition of storytelling. In this lesson, we'll explore the heritage and themes of American Indian stories and look at how they influenced later American literature.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

2. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

3. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

4. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

5. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.

Graphic Novel: Definition, Artists & Examples

6. Graphic Novel: Definition, Artists & Examples

Warning: this lesson may contain 'graphic' material not suitable for some viewers - unless of course they want to find out more about this artful literary form. Keep reading to discover the world of graphic novels and to meet the artists who bring them to life.

Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples

7. Nonfiction Novel: Definition & Examples

Discover the genre that captures the drama of the novel, only with true life facts. This lesson describes the nonfiction literary genre, as well as genre techniques and famous examples.

Romance Genre: Definition, History & Characteristics

8. Romance Genre: Definition, History & Characteristics

From antique poems to modern paperbacks, the romance genre has certainly left a mark on the literary world. Explore this lesson to find out more about this genre, its characteristics, and its place in history!

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