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MEGA English: Persuasive Text Comprehension- Chapter Summary
Comprehending persuasive text is important to understand within the literary field. When you use our resources in this chapter, you will become one step closer to being prepared for MEGA English exam questions by brushing up on the following:
- The definition for persuasive writing
- How fact, informed opinion and persuasion differ
- Criteria for source worth, reliability and credibility
- The difference between inductive and deductive reasoning
- Types of rhetorical devices used in writing
- Informational text interpretation and textual evidence
- Literary nonfiction such as essays, biographies and letters
- Kinds of graphic information and how to analyze them
Depending on your learning style and preferences, you can watch video lessons or read the lesson transcripts. Both of them contain the same information, just in a different format. This option allows you the flexibility and convenience to study in a way that benefits you the most. Take a quiz at the end of each lesson to assess your knowledge of the material covered.
1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.
2. 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.
3. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
4. 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.
5. Evaluating Rhetorical Devices in Writing
In this lesson, we will study a variety of rhetorical devices that commonly appear in written texts. We will look at rhetoric on the level of sounds, words, sentences, and figures of speech.
6. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More
Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.
7. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies
Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.
8. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More
Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.
9. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text
In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.
10. 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.
11. How Differing Authors Present Information
This lesson discusses how differing authors present the same information. Authors use facts, opinions, images and the power of persuasion to connect with their audience.
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- MEGA English: Presenting Knowledge & Ideas
- MEGA English: English Language in Context
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