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Ch 28: MTEL English: Types of Compositions

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Studying with this chapter is a great way to tackle any anxiety you may feel about portions of the MTEL English exam that deal with different types of compositions, using simple-to-follow video lessons taught by professional instructors to make sure you're ready.

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

Monitoring your progress through these lessons will be easy using the dashboard feature, where you can check out your recent activity and supplement your studies with links to practice quizzes relevant to your courses. If you're feeling lost on any given topic, the dashboard is also where you can ask questions of our subject experts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 28: MTEL English: Types of Compositions
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Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples

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.

Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

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.

Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

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.

What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

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.

What is a Reflective Essay? - Definition, Format & Examples

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!

What is an Autobiographical Essay? - Definition & Examples

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.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

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.

Summaries & Abstracts in Technical Documents

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.

Analyzing American Drama: Techniques and Plays

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.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

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.

What is a Journal Article? - Examples & Overview

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.

Resume Writing Tips

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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