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Craft & Structure of a Passage - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed to help you quickly boost your knowledge of analyzing the structure of a passage. You'll examine the need for transitions in a reading passage to help maintain the logical flow of ideas and see ways to determine a writers tone. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand how to identify the writer's tone and point-of-view
- Explain how the use of transitions connects the ideas throughout a reading passage
- Describe how to identify the different organizational patterns in a reading selection
The short video lessons allow you to study whenever you have a few minutes in your schedule. You can also download the transcripts to review offline and assess your understanding of the chapter by taking the practice quizzes. The timeline enables you to access any section of a video. Professional instructors are ready to answer any questions or provide additional support.
1. How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View
Writers give us many clues to help us understand why they write. In this lesson, we're going to check out the concepts of tone and point of view to see how they can be used to better understand a passage.
2. 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.
3. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
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