About This Chapter
CSET English: Different Genres in Writing - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of types of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as you study for the CSET English exam. Our lively videos and multiple-choice quizzes will help you handle exam questions on:
- Novels, novellas and short stories
- Writing in the form of diaries and letters
- Non-fiction as literature
These lessons are short, only about five minutes long on average, and you can watch them from anywhere, using a computer or mobile device. Each includes a written transcript that allows you to read along with the narrator. There's also a clickable timeline so you can easily review key passages in the lesson without having to re-watch the entire video.
CSET English: Different Genres in Writing Chapter Objectives
Passing the CSET English exam is one of California's requirements for licensure. The CSET English exam is divided into four subtests, and questions on the material this chapter covers are in both Subtests I and III. Subtest I's domain on Reading Literature and Informational Texts has 40 multiple-choice questions. Subtest III consists of two essay questions. One is on a literary text, and the other on a non-literary text.
You can obtain experience answering computer-delivered multiple-choice questions like the ones in Subtest I by completing the short quizzes that follow each of our lessons. These quizzes also allow you to assess your learning and see where you need additional study prior to taking the exam.
1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character
This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.
2. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
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Other chapters within the CSET English: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- About the CSET English Test
- CSET English: Overview of American Literature
- CSET English: Overview of British Literature
- CSET English: Ancient Literature
- CSET English: Overview of Philosophy
- CSET English: Using Rhetoric in Essay Writing
- CSET English: Using Tools to Improve Your Writing
- CSET English: Grammar and Usage
- CSET English: Conventions of Research and Citation
- CSET English: Language Development
- CSET English: Improving Literacy
- CSET English: Structures in Grammar
- CSET English: Parts of Speech & Sentence Structure
- CSET English IV: Media, Journalism and Society
- CSET English IV: Elements of Dramatic Performance
- CSET English IV: Major Dramatic Works: An Overview
- CSET English IV: Plays and Playwrights
- CSET English IV: Writing Process
- CSET English IV: Introduction to Creative Writing
- CSET English IV: Genres and Literary Forms
- CSET English Flashcards