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Ch 16: CEOE Reading Specialist: Analyzing Texts

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Feel confident in your ability to succeed on the CEOE Reading Specialist assessment by reviewing short and engaging video lessons. You can get reacquainted with analyzing texts, and gauge your comprehension by taking lesson quizzes.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Analyzing Texts - Chapter Summary

Preparing for the CEOE Reading Specialist assessment could mean revisiting concepts you haven't reviewed in a long time. Get up to speed on analyzing texts by watching fun lessons presented by our subject matter experts. In no time, you will be well-prepared for test questions dealing with the following:

  • Steps involved in getting the gist of an essay
  • How to effectively organize ideas in a reading selection
  • Determining the cause and effect of an event in a passage
  • How to determine a reading selection's sequence of events
  • Strategies for comparing and contrasting elements of a passage
  • Analyzing texts that have opposing arguments
  • Preparing for audience opposition
  • Steps to take when analyzing a plot
  • How conclusions can be drawn from texts
  • How inductive and deductive reasoning differ

This chapter offers the flexibility you need to study for the exam at your own pace. Watch the video lessons, or review full transcripts, in any sequence and at the frequency you choose. You can even use interactive timelines with handy video tags to identify and skip to key topics within the video lessons without watching them in full. Before, during or after exploring the lessons, take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension of the material.

12 Lessons in Chapter 16: CEOE Reading Specialist: Analyzing Texts
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Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

2. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.

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

3. 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.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

4. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

5. How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

In this lesson, you'll learn how to compare and contrast when analyzing pieces of literature. You will also learn different strategies to assist in identifying key similarities and differences when applying compare and contrast.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

6. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

7. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

8. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

9. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

10. How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze a plot in three basic steps. We will take these three steps and break them down to understand how to analyze a plot by analyzing a fable.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

11. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

12. The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Inductive and deductive reasoning are often confused. This lesson introduces the concept of reasoning and gives you tips and tricks to keeping inductive and deductive reasoning straight.

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