Ch 3: Analyzing Texts Using Writing Structures

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Feel confident in your ability to analyze texts using writing structures by studying the fun lessons in this self-paced chapter. If you're preparing for a test, take our short quizzes and practice exam to confirm your comprehension.

Analyzing Texts Using Writing Structures - Chapter Summary

This entertaining chapter makes it easy to understand the basics of analyzing texts using writing structures. By reviewing engaging lessons, you can ensure you know how to use context to determine the meaning of words, determine the cause and effect of an event in a passage, identify the organization in a reading selection and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Interpret figurative language in fiction
  • Define and describe connotation
  • Share examples of technical texts
  • Explain the impact of word choice on tone and meaning
  • Describe structure in writing and discuss how it impacts meaning
  • Determine the writer's point-of-view and tone
  • Show point-of-view through word choice, phrasing and content

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10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Analyzing Texts Using Writing Structures
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How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

1. 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.

Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

2. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

What is Connotation? - Definition & Meaning

3. What is Connotation? - Definition & Meaning

In this lesson, you'll learn what connotation is and how it suggests more than a word's literal dictionary meaning. Then take a look at some common examples of connotation.

Technical Text: Definition & Examples

4. Technical Text: Definition & Examples

Don't worry; we don't have to get too technical to figure out just what a technical text really is. See how easy they can be to deal with in this lesson, where you'll see technical texts defined, as well as a few examples!

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

5. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

6. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

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

7. 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.

How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

8. How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage

Recognize and understand how cause and effect relates to literature. Learn how to determine and find cause and effect in a reading passage, along with a strategy to assist you.

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

9. 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.

Showing Point of View Through Content, Word Choice & Phrasing

10. Showing Point of View Through Content, Word Choice & Phrasing

The majority of texts, especially non-fiction, contain the author's point of view. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use different aspects of the text to determine that point of view.

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