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Ch 8: Content Analysis Through Reading

About This Chapter

Double-check the extent of your knowledge of narration in literature, including limited and omniscient types. Point of view is also highlighted for your review in this refresher chapter.

Content Analysis Through Reading - Chapter Summary

As you go through this chapter you'll find a discussion on structure in writing and its influence on meaning. A different lesson considers how to evaluate reasoning, including a mention of inductive validity. The chapter stresses these other elements of content analysis among the engaging video lessons and text:

  • Finding cause and effect in a reading selection
  • The basic format of an article and kinds of propaganda
  • Navigating a reading passage with transitions

Strengthen your understanding of the chapter's issues by exploring the video and text lessons. These informative videos and texts cover the major content analysis elements in a short amount of time and feature video tags to make revisiting any specific parts a breeze. The available practice quizzes allow you to demonstrate your command of the material with their multiple-choice questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Content Analysis Through Reading
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What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

1. 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.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

2. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

3. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

4. Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions

In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for using transitional words or phrases to navigate a reading passage and find the main point. Then, you can practice yourself in the quiz.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

5. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

6. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

7. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

8. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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