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HiSET Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction Informational Text - Chapter Summary
Master all the elements of analyzing key ideas in nonfiction material in written English by using our engaging and effective lessons. These short video lessons discuss all the rules of analysis and how to use them in a fun and absorbing way. Lessons in this chapter cover:
- Methods for analyzing a text's purpose
- Analyzing an argument
- Analysis of opposing arguments
- Graphic information analysis
These videos show you the basic rules of analyzing key ideas in nonfiction informational text in a flexible and simple-to-follow format. They also come with quizzes to test your comprehension of the materials. A transcript is available if you prefer to read along with the video and you can further your understanding of the material with a chapter exam.
HiSET Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction Informational Text Objectives
The HiSET is a high-school equivalency exam that is offered in some states to test your knowledge of high-school level academics. The Language Arts - Reading section of the test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. These questions evaluate your ability to understand, analyze and interpret many different types of texts, including 60% literary content and 40% informational texts.
The Language Arts - Reading section of the test will give you passages of text to read followed by questions about the passage.
1. 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.
2. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.
3. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.
4. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments
In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.
5. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
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Other chapters within the HiSET Language Arts - Reading: Prep and Practice course
- HiSET: Reading Comprehension
- HiSET: Inference & Interpretation
- HiSET: Literary Analysis
- HiSET: American Literature - Literary Analysis
- HiSET: British Literature - Literary Analysis
- HiSET: Nonfiction & Informational Text Skills Practice
- HiSET: Synthesis & Generalization
- HiSET Language Arts - Reading Flashcards