Ch 3: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Literary Forms & Genres

About This Chapter

Study these lessons to refresh your understanding of literary forms and genres. This chapter will serve as a beneficial tool in your studies for the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Literary Forms & Genres - Chapter Summary

To help you prepare for the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test, consult this chapter, which details the major forms and genres of literature. These lessons will add to your knowledge of the following:

  • Writing types
  • Significant writers in western literature
  • Different literary genres and forms
  • Books that represent multicultural literature
  • Differences between fact, informed opinion, and persuasion
  • Identification of stereotypes, biases, and assumptions

Each brief video lesson is accompanied by a full transcript that highlights key terminology, enabling you to study the content at your own pace. At the end of each lesson is a short multiple-choice self-assessment for you to gauge your comprehension levels. In addition, upon completion of the entire chapter, you may take the cumulative chapter exam, which will test your understanding of each lesson's content.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Literary Forms & Genres- Chapter Objectives

The Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test is meant to determine your readiness for adult allied health programs. This exam, comprised of 85 multiple-choice questions, assesses your knowledge over four content domains including reading, science, math, and English usage.

Approximately 13% of the exam focuses on your ability to comprehend paragraphs and passages. This chapter addresses multicultural literature, how to identify stereotypes and biases, and the differences between attempted persuasion and informed opinions, all content that will prove beneficial in understanding paragraphs and passages that may be presented on the exam. Through studying these lessons and taking both the lesson quizzes and chapter test, you should gain familiarity with how to fully comprehend any passage the reading portion of this exam may present.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Literary Forms & Genres
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Types of Writing

1. Types of Writing

The four major types of writing are persuasive, descriptive, narrative, and expository. In this lesson you will learn about each of these types in detail, as well as see some short examples to help further understanding.

Western Literature: History & Canon

2. Western Literature: History & Canon

This lesson offers an overview of the major movements and authors of Western Literature, starting with William Shakespeare and proceeding to 20th-century authors, such as Virginia Woolf and Thomas Pynchon.

Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

3. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance

4. Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance

Multicultural literature features characters and themes from countries around the world. Writers in this genre express their ideas and values through the characters featured in their work. By examining these works in detail, you can learn how to understand them and broaden your understanding.

Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

5. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.

Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

6. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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