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HiSET Synthesis and Generalization - Chapter Summary
Master the use of synthesis and generalization in different visual media by using the engaging lessons found in this chapter. These brief video lessons help you understand these concepts in a way that makes it easy to absorb the information. Lessons in this chapter cover:
- Using information from a reading selection to make predictions
- Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article
- Understanding synthesis
- Drawing conclusions from passages
- Interpreting generalizations from passages
- Comparing and contrasting elements from a passage
The lessons in this chapter describe how to use the various components of synthesis and generalization when reading materials from various sources including essays, newspapers and magazines. Each component is described in detail in simple-to-follow video lessons that can be viewed in about 5-10 minutes. Quizzes and a chapter exam help you verify your understanding of the material.
HiSET Synthesis and Generalization Objectives
The HiSET tests your knowledge of high-school level academics in preparation for earning a high school equivalency credential. The Language Arts - Reading portion of the test measures your ability to understand, interpret and analyze different types of informational and literary materials covering many different subjects. Of the content used for the questions on the test, 60% is literary and 40% is informational. The 40 questions on the exam are multiple choice and require you to read a passage before answering. Our quizzes use the same format as the questions you'll find on this exam so you can practice before test day.
1. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection
Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.
2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article
Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.
3. Synthesis: Definition & Meaning
In this lesson, we look at the word ''synthesis''. We consider what it means and how it is used in writing and literature. We also look at a few examples of synthesis in both cases.
4. How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage
You might be able to understand everything the author says in a passage, but can you figure out what the author ISN'T saying? Try your hand at drawing conclusions - but not jumping to conclusions - in this video lesson.
5. How to Interpret Generalizations of a Passage
Do you know what a generalization is? Do you know how to spot a misleading generalization when you see one, or make generalizations about different aspects of a passage? Watch this video lesson to gain or improve skills.
6. 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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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: Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
- HiSET: Nonfiction & Informational Text Skills Practice
- HiSET Language Arts - Reading Flashcards