Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts


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Which of the following is considered a technical and/or functional text?

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1. You discover your neighbor has been opening your mail without your permission. Which of the following is an example of a text that could help you in this scenario?

2. You are having trouble understanding a textbook about the Civil War. Which of the following is accurate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly determine how much you know about technical and functional texts and how some texts serve both functions with this easily accessible quiz and worksheet assessment. Take the quiz before watching the lesson to measure your knowledge and again after viewing it to see what you have learned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will need to display your ability to:

  • Identify an example or examples of functional and/or technical texts
  • Select the type of text that would help you in a given scenario
  • State what is true about a textbook focusing on the Civil War that you are having trouble understanding
  • Choose a type of technical and functional text you would take on a trip
  • Understand what you would expect to find in a functional text document

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what is found in functional texts
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of functional and technical texts you would use in specific situations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of functional, technical, and functional and technical texts

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson called Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts to gain more insight into this topic. Details covered in this lesson include:

  • Definitions of technical and functional texts
  • What a car owner's manual is an example of and why
  • Examples of technical texts
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