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CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Inference & Analysis - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter are designed to reinforce your knowledge of finding intended meanings of a reading passage as well as determining mood, tone, and literal and associated meanings of words. The transcript of each video lesson displays relevant terms in bold, while the timeline feature allows you to jump to specific topics discussed in the lesson. Successful review of this chapter's lessons should lead you to feel comfortable in answering questions on the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading related to:
- Understanding how to make inferences when reading
- Explaining the process of literary character analysis
- Identifying and explaining the tone and mood of a reading passage
- Defining connotation and detonation and discussing examples
- Recognizing the importance and impact of word choice
Short and fun videos make learning the material easy and enjoyable. Self-assessment quizzes allow you to evaluate what you have retained from each lesson and to review areas in which you might need further study.
CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Inference & Analysis Chapter Objectives
The Inference & Analysis chapter covers topics that you are likely to encounter when answering questions during the CUNY Assessment in Reading test. This test requires you to read up to six passages and answer corresponding multiple-choice questions regarding the passage's word meaning, intent and implied meaning. You must score 70 or higher in order to demonstrate proficiency in reading comprehension at the first-year college level.
The City University of New York (CUNY) administers this reading test as well as tests in writing and mathematics as a way to measure a student's academic abilities. The test targets those students who are not using New York Regents or SAT exam results for meeting admissions requirements.
1. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
2. How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples
In this lesson, we will learn to analyze characters in literature by comprehending, interpreting and drawing conclusions about each character. We will look at a story to practice analyzing characters.
3. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.
4. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
5. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples
Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.
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Other chapters within the CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Practice & Study Guide course
- CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Summarizing Main Ideas
- CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Identifying Literary Meanings
- CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Vocabulary in Context
- CUNY Assessment Test in Reading: Strategies for Reading Comprehension & Passage Types
- CUNY Assessment Test in Reading Flashcards