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Ch 13: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Analyzing & Evaluating Messages

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In preparation for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test, study this chapter on analyzing and evaluating messages. When you've finished each lesson, you can try out the corresponding multiple-choice quiz for more practice.

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test: Analyzing & Evaluating Messages - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, discover what information about analyzing and evaluating messages is crucial to know for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Watch each engaging video lesson to review topics such as the structure and context of texts before the exam. The following information will be covered:

  • How to revise texts
  • Criteria for evaluating structure, aesthetics and significance of texts
  • Identifying text biases, assumptions and stereotypes
  • Determining an author's style, voice and language
  • Strategies for finding a text's purpose, context and audience
  • The importance of evaluating the message in one's writing

With help from our instructors, learn the information you need to know for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Watch our video lessons to review concepts and facts and use our multiple-choice quizzes for practice.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Analyzing & Evaluating Messages
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How to Revise & Edit Print & Nonprint Texts

1. How to Revise & Edit Print & Nonprint Texts

Whether writing a traditional essay or creating a video or website, it is important to know how to revise and edit your work. And to revise and edit effectively, you need to know the difference between higher-order and lower-order concerns.

Evaluating Structure, Aesthetics & Significance of Texts

2. Evaluating Structure, Aesthetics & Significance of Texts

Three important elements in evaluating literary texts are structure, aesthetics, and significance. This lesson will use two classic texts to show you how to evaluate these elements.

Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

3. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.

Analyzing an Author's Style, Voice & Language

4. Analyzing an Author's Style, Voice & Language

What separates one author's writing from another? The short answer is the author's voice, comprised of their style and use of language. This lesson explores the concepts in more detail.

Analyzing Context, Purpose & Audience in Texts

5. Analyzing Context, Purpose & Audience in Texts

Persuasive texts, whether written, oral, or visual, need to be aware of their context, purpose, and audience in order to truly be effective. Analyzing these three factors is the best way to evaluate a persuasive text and decide if it is 'good' or not.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Message

6. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Message

The consequences of ineffective communication can be significant, and far-reaching. It is important that we evaluate the effectiveness of our message by developing and using strategic questions to identify strengths and weaknesses. In this lesson, we will identify the qualifies of an effective message, and explore strategies for evaluating our own work.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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