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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary)(091): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Communication Components
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Verbal & Nonverbal Language
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Receptive Roles & History of Media
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Oral & Written Literature
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalism, Performance Arts & Mass Media
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Communicating to Your Audience
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Listening
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Oral Communication
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Written Communication
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Interpretation of Texts
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Research
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Interscholastic Communication Arts
- MTTC Communication Arts Flashcards