Ch 7: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Technical & Functional Texts

About This Chapter

Learn about technical and functional texts in this chapter of the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature study guide. The lessons and corresponding quizzes help you prepare to pass this teacher certification exam.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Technical & Functional Texts - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review the purpose and types of technical and functional texts. Using information in texts and interpreting graphics are some of the other topics covered in this MTLE Communication Arts/Literature review chapter. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Definition and purpose of technical communication
  • Technical document types
  • Definitions used in technical writing
  • Definition and examples of a functional text
  • Using information and interpreting graphics in technical and functional texts

Knowledgeable instructors thoroughly explain each subject through short, engaging video and text lessons. Each lesson has a self-assessment quiz that is formatted similar to the actual MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam; you can also print them as worksheets to help you study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Technical & Functional Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose

1. Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose

Technical communication is a part of almost every job. This video provides the definition and purpose of technical communication, and explains why technical communication is important for businesses and consumers.

Types of Technical Documents

2. Types of Technical Documents

There are many different types of technical documents. Which technical document you choose to create depends on your audience and your purpose. This video will explain the three main categories of technical documents and provide examples for each.

Types of Definitions Used in Technical Writing

3. Types of Definitions Used in Technical Writing

Including definitions in technical writing help improve comprehension of the document. This video explains the three main types of definitions in technical documents and provides examples of how to write the definitions.

What is a Functional Text? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Functional Text? - Definition & Examples

From flyers to recipes, functional texts play a role in our lives by performing a specific function. This lesson describes what sets functional texts apart, including how we interact with them.

Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts

5. Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts

This lesson describes scenarios when you can use technical and functional texts. You'll learn what they are and how they fit into our everyday lives, including situations when their use is critical.

Interpreting Graphics in Technical & Functional Texts

6. Interpreting Graphics in Technical & Functional Texts

In this lesson, you will learn about two types of informational text (technical and functional), and how to interpret the common graphics used in each text type.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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