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CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Literature - Chapter Summary
As part of a study-guide course for the City University of New York (CUNY) Assessment Test in Writing (CATW), this chapter will help you improve your understanding of different literary genres, informational texts and speeches. The lesson videos of this chapter can be watched on a mobile devide. They're taught by our professional instructors, and they provide you with a way to review:
- Novels, novellas and short stories of fiction
- Characteristics of nonfiction
- Time periods and styles of drama
- Characteristics of informational text
- Informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches
The video lessons feature graphics and colorful animation, which make learning fun. Go at your own pace as you prepare to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing. The lessons are short, and they're followed up by four- or five-question multiple-choice quizzes.
CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Literature Objectives
Students applying to CUNY have the option to take the CAT college entrance exam. Of these subject oriented tests, the CATW measures writing skills with a 90-minute essay exam. In this essay exam you will be given a passage to read and asked to write an essay response. As you prepare for this exam, use this chapter to improve your knowledge of different types of literature and the characteristics that set them apart.
1. 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.
2. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples
There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.
3. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles
Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.
4. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.
5. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion
There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.
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- CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Sentence Structure
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- CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Effective Writing
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