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Analyzing Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
Let our subject-matter experts present information to you about analyzing informational texts through the text and video lessons in this chapter. Examine the definition of nonfiction, and discover how to support your claims with reasoning and evidence. Look at lesson information that includes:
- Main idea, purpose and audience of informational texts
- Editorials, articles, speeches and more types of informational texts
- Literary nonfiction
- Essays, diaries and letters
- Definition, devices and examples of rhetoric
Lessons are short and each comes with a quiz you can take for assessing how well you understood the material covered. You can submit questions you have directly to a Study.com expert.
1. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples
There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.
2. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience
This lesson describes what is and is not informational text. You'll discover the purpose, features, and audience of informational text. You'll also explore examples of informational text.
3. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More
Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.
4. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More
Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.
5. What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples
If you don't read this lesson, you'll never understand what rhetoric means! That may or may not be true; it's probably just hyperbole. Read about the different definitions of rhetoric and some of its most popular means of persuasion.
6. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text
This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.
7. How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence
What makes an essay persuasive? How can you convince people that your position is the stronger side? In this lesson, we'll explore reasons and evidence and how to use them in a persuasive essay to convince others to support your side.
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