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Ch 6: Analyzing Content While Reading

About This Chapter

Explore this chapter's videos to help ensure your familiarity with several aspects of thorough content analysis. Learn about how to evaluate reasoning, interpret speeches and plenty more.

Analyzing Content While Reading - Chapter Summary

The different kinds of narration found in literature, including limited and omniscient, make up a portion of this chapter's content. You'll encounter a breakdown of the points of view in writing as well. A piece of writing's structure is discussed in detail in a lesson, including key elements such as plot and setting. This chapter additionally investigates these issues:

  • The learnable intelligence theory from Perkins
  • Kinds of words and phrases used as transitions
  • Identifying a reading selection's cause and effect
  • Article composition and the types of propaganda
  • Helpful note-taking strategies
  • Different approaches to brainstorming

Aside from computers, smartphones and other handheld devices that can connect to the Internet may be used to study these lessons. A single video will only take around five minutes of your time. Video tags let you quickly track down lesson parts that you want to look at again. Establish your grasp of these important content analysis factors through taking each lesson's short self-assessment quiz.

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Analyzing Content While Reading
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Perkins' Theory of Learnable Intelligence

1. Perkins' Theory of Learnable Intelligence

What is learnable intelligence? Find out in this lesson and learn to differentiate between the three types of intelligence described by David Perkins in his theory of learnable intelligence.

Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

2. Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

When attending a speaking event, the tendency is to listen to what the speaker has to say. But it is equally important to take careful notes to determine the central idea of the speech.

Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas

3. Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas

Once you have a topic in mind, it can sometimes be difficult to decide on main ideas. This lesson will show you brainstorming techniques to help when you get stuck in the speech writing process.

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

4. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

5. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

6. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

7. Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for using transitional words or phrases to navigate a reading passage and find the main point. Then, you can practice yourself in the quiz.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

8. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech

9. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech

There are many famous speeches that are inspiring and memorable, but to effectively analyze a speech we need to look at it in a new way. In this lesson we'll discuss exactly how to do this.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

10. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

11. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

12. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Using Reading Skills to Analyze Subject-Specific Content

13. Using Reading Skills to Analyze Subject-Specific Content

Almost every academic subject involves reading, but the purpose of the reading may be different depending on the subject and the reading material. Skilled readers know how to determine the author's purpose and ask useful questions in order to get the most out of a reading assignment.

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