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MTEL English: Types of Compositions - Chapter Summary
This chapter focuses on various forms of composition from a teacher's perspective, covering all of your bases for the subject-related content on the MTEL English exam. By the end of this chapter, you'll have expanded your scope of knowledge concerning the following topics:
- Published and typed reports
- Desktop publishing and word processing software
- Informational and expository texts
- Reflective and autobiographical essays
- Summaries and abstracts in technical documents
- American drama
- Analyzing and interpreting articles, including journal articles
- Resume writing tips
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1. Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples
What is the process after you have completed your research? In this lesson, we will explore the differences between a finished piece of research and a published piece of research, why it is important, and the process of how it is accomplished.
2. Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect
Word processing software is used to manipulate text and apply a basic design to your pages. More sophisticated design can be accomplished using desktop publishing software. Learn about the functionality of these two types of application software.
3. 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.
4. What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples
Expository text exposes you to facts: plain and simple. In this lesson, you will learn how to understand and identify expository text. You will be able to distinguish between expository and narrative text and understand why this distinction is important.
5. What is a Reflective Essay? - Definition, Format & Examples
Reflective writing helps us to think more about ourselves, who we are, and how we have changed. Read on in order to find out more about what a reflective essay is and how reflective essays are written!
6. What is an Autobiographical Essay? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll explore the definition and purpose of the autobiographical essay, including some famous literary examples. We'll also help you develop some tips for writing your own autobiographical essay.
7. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept
In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.
8. Summaries & Abstracts in Technical Documents
People want to know whether a document is relevant to their business without having to read the entire document. This video explains the different types of summaries and abstracts and how to write them.
9. Analyzing American Drama: Techniques and Plays
Plays are often developed with the use of a number of literary techniques. This lesson explores the use of symbolism, motifs, flashbacks, and monologues in American drama.
10. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article
When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.
11. What is a Journal Article? - Examples & Overview
Find out what journal articles are and how they're different from other article types. Learn how they can be used in your research papers and essays. Read the lesson, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
12. Resume Writing Tips
Your resume is the first thing that a potential employer will see and what they use to decide whether they will invite you for an interview. In this lesson, learn some tips that will help you create an effective resume.
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Other chapters within the MTEL English (07): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTEL English: American Literature from 1600-1800
- MTEL English: Dark Romanticism & Transcendentalism
- MTEL English: Realism in American Literature
- MTEL English: Modernism in American Literature
- MTEL English: Contemporary American Literature
- MTEL English: Old & Middle English Literature
- MTEL English: Renaissance Literature
- MTEL English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- MTEL English: Authors & Poets of the Romantic Period
- MTEL English: Victorian Literature
- MTEL English: Contemporary British Literature
- MTEL English: Ancient Greek Literature
- MTEL English: Ancient World Literature
- MTEL English: European Authors & Poets
- MTEL English: Contemporary World Literature
- MTEL English: Characteristics of Literature
- MTEL English: Genres & Types of Fiction
- MTEL English: Elements of Non-Fiction
- MTEL English: Drama as Literature
- MTEL English: Elements of Poetry
- MTEL English: Types of Poetry
- MTEL English: Interpreting Prose
- MTEL English: Literary Devices
- MTEL English: Literary Theory & Criticism
- MTEL English: Language Acquisition
- MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric
- MTEL English: The Essay Writing Process
- MTEL English: Writing Conventions
- MTEL English: Language & Reading Processes
- MTEL English: Vocabulary & Word Choice
- MTEL English: Motivating Students to Read
- MTEL English: Research-Based Reading Instruction
- MTEL English Flashcards