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Evaluating Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
This chapter revolves around techniques for getting the most out of informational texts. You'll review the different aspects of these texts and how they can affect meaning as well as how these materials can be referenced in your writing. As you study, you'll learn more about:
- The characteristics of informational texts
- Finding the main idea, purpose and audience of informational texts
- Evaluating evidence in informational writing
- Rhetorical styles of writing
- Employing information found in technical and functional texts
- Grouping ideas together
- The impact of writing structure on meaning
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1. 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.
2. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.
3. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience
This lesson describes what is and is not informational text. You'll discover the purpose, features, and audience of informational text. You'll also explore examples of informational text.
4. Assessing Evidence in Informational Writing
It's important to know what you're reading. In this lesson, we're going to examine the evidence in informational texts to learn whether it's valid or not.
5. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples
If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.
6. Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts
This lesson describes scenarios when you can use technical and functional texts. You'll learn what they are and how they fit into our everyday lives, including situations when their use is critical.
7. Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information
In this lesson, you will learn clear, simple ways to group your ideas together. First, you'll figure out what the paper is about, and then the rest is easy!
8. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
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