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Ch 74: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Evaluating & Presenting Information

About This Chapter

Our professional instructors review important material in this chapter's fun video lessons about presenting and evaluating information. The lessons contain terms that you may be asked about on your MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Evaluating & Presenting Information - Chapter Summary

Our engaging video lessons can help ensure that you're well informed on key factors involving the assessment and presentation of information. This chapter should leave you prepared for answering MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) items that concern:

  • Key components of an argument
  • Identifying biases and assumptions
  • An evaluative essay's major parts
  • Reading tables, schedules, graphs and charts
  • Different ways to include supporting details
  • Choosing the right sources to use
  • Multimodal writing

You can review the chapter's videos in about five to ten minutes apiece. Use the video tags to easily find any segments for a second look before leaving the chapter.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Evaluating & Presenting Information Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test helps determine your eligibility for a social studies teaching credential in Michigan. Questions on the test relating to this chapter will come out of the Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Public Discourse subarea; this subarea makes up close to 10% of your score. The practice quizzes in this chapter that accompany each lesson will give you an idea of how some items from this subarea could look.

9 Lessons in Chapter 74: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Evaluating & Presenting Information
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Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works

1. 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.

Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

2. Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

In math, when we have to deal with a lot of data, having a visual format to present all the data becomes very useful. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take advantage of two of these visual formats.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

3. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

4. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

5. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.

Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

6. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

7. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

The Role of Visuals in Communication

8. The Role of Visuals in Communication

Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.

Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

9. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.

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