Ch 6: ASSET Reading Skills Test: Nonfiction

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to help you review ways to read and interpret nonfiction selections. This review will address concepts and processes you can expect to be tested on when sitting for the ASSET Reading Skills test.

ASSET Reading Skills: Nonfiction - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter focus on methods for analyzing and understanding nonfiction texts such as business writing, social studies pieces and literary nonfiction. Once you have a firm grasp of the concepts discussed in these lessons, you will display the following abilities and be able to apply what you know to relevant questions found on the ASSET Reading Skills test:

  • Defining nonfiction as a genre of literature
  • Identifying the organizational structure of nonfiction writings
  • Analyzing literary and informative nonfiction selections
  • Applying methods for interpreting business and social studies texts

The narrative text of each lesson is simple and easy to follow and is supported by illustrations and examples. The self-assessment quizzes are a great way to determine what you have learned and where you might need further review before taking the ASSET Reading Skills test.

ASSET Reading Skills: Nonfiction Chapter Objectives

The ASSET Reading Skills test is a two-part exam used to measure one's referring and reasoning skills as relating to reading comprehension. The Nonfiction chapter is designed to show students ways to apply reading comprehension strategies to various types of nonfiction passages. These types of questions might be found in the reasoning portion of the test, accounting for 50% of the entire exam. The ASSET Reading Skills test is paper-based.

Many community and technical colleges use ASSET exam results for student placement purposes. The ASSET Reading Skills test is one of three Basic Skills exams and consists of three reading passages with corresponding multiple choice questions. The test is used to measure one's skills only, and there is no required passing score for this exam.

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