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Ch 2: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Analyzing Text Passages

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This chapter's lessons give you the opportunity to further your knowledge of how to analyze text passages. This interactive chapter was designed to help get you ready to do well on the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Analyzing Text Passages - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this helpful chapter can help you dig deeper into the concepts of analyzing text passages and literary devices used in these passages. As you prepare for the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test, you will also be able to gain knowledge about the following topics:

  • Explaining the main ideas from passages
  • The definition of inference
  • Using context clues to understand passages
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Understanding a story's theme
  • Purpose of different forms of writing
  • Informational texts
  • Nonfiction texts
  • Comparing and contrasting topics in passages

These lessons are brief, averaging about ten minutes each, and you can review them on a smartphone, tablet or computer. Thanks to self-assessment quizzes, you can see how your learning is coming along, and jump back to review pertinent parts of the lesson via the links in the timeline.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Analyzing Text Passages Chapter Objectives

The purpose of the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test is to assess student readiness for entering different fields in the health care industry. Topics that are in this Analyzing Text Passages chapter are part of the reading portion of the exam, which makes up 28% of the test. Looking through the lessons gives you a chance to examine what type of reading-related material is going to be on the actual test. Using lesson quizzes, you can make sure you are learning the right materials in an effective manner. The questions on the exam are multiple-choice.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Analyzing Text Passages
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Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

1. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

2. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.

What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

4. 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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

5. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

6. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.

How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

7. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

8. 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.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

9. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

10. 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 Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

11. How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

In this lesson, you'll learn how to compare and contrast when analyzing pieces of literature. You will also learn different strategies to assist in identifying key similarities and differences when applying compare and contrast.

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