Ch 4: CBEST Reading: Critical Analysis

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to improve your critical analysis skills. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter provide several approaches to help you pass the reading portion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

CBEST Reading: Critical Analysis Chapter Summary

Enhance your critical analysis skills ahead of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) by completing this series of reading video lessons. By the end of this chapter, you'll know a step-by-step process for analyzing literary passages. You'll also be able to recognize numerous literary devices, including foreshadowing and persuasive techniques. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • The difference between fact and opinion
  • First, second and third points of view
  • Identifying inconsistencies in points of view
  • Identifying logical assumptions in a reading selection
  • Making predictions based on a reading selection
  • Recognizing an author's attitude toward his or her subject
  • Recognizing the audience in a reading selection
  • Determining the best audience for a reading selection

Objectives of the CBEST Reading: Critical Analysis Chapter

California and Oregon require prospective K-12 public school teachers pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test. This exam is divided into three sections: reading, mathematics and writing. The reading portion features 50 multiple-choice questions, approximately 40% of which focus on your ability to critically analyze and evaluate written passages, graphs and tables.

Critical analysis is the focus of a number of lessons. Each individual lesson includes a video presentation and a self-assessment test, which allows you to gauge your skill in critically analyzing reading selections.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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