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Ch 35: MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts

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The comprehensive lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for the MTTC English assessment. Watch engaging videos and take short self-assessment quizzes to learn more about the critical analysis of texts.

MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts - Chapter Summary

Make preparing for the MTTC English assessment easy with the help of lessons that explore the critical analysis of texts. Reviewing the lessons can help you answer questions on the exam that address the following:

  • Understanding the author's purpose
  • Determining the writer's tone and point-of-view
  • Examining how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works
  • Defining author credibility and the propagandist
  • Comparing fact, persuasion and informed opinion in nonfiction
  • Analyzing how to interpret graphics in persuasive and function texts

The videos and text lessons provide a comprehensive overview of the critical analysis of text to ensure you're prepared to tackle this subject on the exam. Skilled instructors present the lesson topics in an entertaining manner that makes the studying process fun.

MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts Chapter Objectives

The MTTC English assessment is a subject-area test that features 100 multiple-choice questions and can be taken on paper or computer. A score of 220 is required to pass the exam, upon which you can add an English endorsement to your Michigan teaching license and educate students in grades 6-12. The critical analysis of texts chapter helps you prepare for the assessment by presenting topics found in the skills and processes subarea, which constitutes approximately 24% of the exam.

Use the video lessons and full lesson transcripts to strengthen your knowledge of the subject. Take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to reinforce that knowledge and assess your readiness to answer related questions on the exam. If there are specific topics within the lessons you'd like to view first, or revisit during the studying process, easily jump to those topics using the timeline available below each video.

7 Lessons in Chapter 35: MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts
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Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

1. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.

How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

2. How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View

Writers give us many clues to help us understand why they write. In this lesson, we're going to check out the concepts of tone and point of view to see how they can be used to better understand a passage.

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.

Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

4. Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

Find out what author credibility is and how it makes a difference to your research paper. Learn how to determine author credibility and where to find reliable sources.

Propagandist: Definition & Examples

5. Propagandist: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.

Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

6. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.

Interpreting Graphics in Persuasive & Functional Texts

7. Interpreting Graphics in Persuasive & Functional Texts

A piece of writing may consist of much more than words. Many functional and persuasive texts also include graphics. This lesson discusses how to interpret several types of graphics.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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