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CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Critical Analysis - Chapter Summary
You can gain greater insight into critical analysis with the help of short lessons in this chapter. Before taking the CHSPE Test, watch fun videos with information that will enable you to:
- Define author's purpose and recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works
- Compare and contrast the structure of texts as well as fact vs. persuasion vs. informed opinion in nonfiction
- Identify types and characteristics of literary genres, and explain how literary forms and genres affect meaning
- Provide the meaning of audience in writing and literary devices
- Understand the voice and tone of your message
- Analyze sufficient and consistent information in a text
Subject matter experts present the lessons in a comprehensive manner, providing the definitions and examples you need to fully understand critical analysis. Watch the lessons as often as needed to study at a pace that best suits you.
CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Critical Analysis Chapter Objectives
This CHSPE Reading Comprehension: Critical Analysis chapter explores topics found in the reading comprehension subtest of the English-language arts section of the exam. This subtest consists of three areas and seven content clusters. Critical analysis has its own content cluster in the comprehension area and features 14 multiple-choice questions. To master this content cluster and increase your chances of passing the reading comprehension subtest with a score of 350 or higher, take advantage of resources in this chapter.
You can explore the lessons in their video or transcript formats to gain greater insight into critical analysis. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam are available to reinforce concepts explored in the lessons. If you need to revisit specific details within the lessons, access timelines located below the videos that allow you to identify and skip to key topics. Taking these steps gets you closer to your goal of securing your high school diploma equivalent in the state of California.
1. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
2. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works
In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.
3. Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style
In this lesson, we will compare and contrast three texts, analyzing their structures, styles, and meanings. We will see these elements fit together to serve authors' purposes and present information effectively.
4. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction
How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.
5. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.
6. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning
In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.
7. What is Audience in Writing? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what an audience in writing is and see how knowing your audience can make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Understanding the Tone and Voice of Your Message
Understanding the tone and voice of your message is critical to the overall presentation of your written communication. In business, the overall tone should be professional and courteous regardless of whether the message is positive or negative.
9. Literary Devices: Definition & Examples
This lesson studies some of the more common literary devices found in literature. Devices studied include allusion, diction, epigraph, euphemism, foreshadowing, imagery, metaphor/simile, personification, point-of-view and structure.
10. Sufficient & Consistent Information in a Text
When analyzing a text, the first step is to make sure the text is reliable. One aspect of this is ensuring that the text is consistent, and that it contains sufficient information about the topic.
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