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NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary
You can use this chapter to ensure you're ready to address analytical writing strategies on the NES English Language Arts assessment. After watching the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:
- Write an analytical essay and thesis statement
- Use a summary preview to introduce a topic clearly
- Organize and categorize ideas, concepts and information
- Define transition sentences and analyze new criticism in literature
- Analyze and interpret an article, speech, diary and letter
- Make text-to-text connections between written works
The lessons can be viewed anytime, day or night, and can be revisited as often as you wish until you're comfortable that you have absorbed the materials. If you need additional clarity after reviewing the lessons, submit your questions to our experts.
NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies Chapter Objectives
The NES English Language Arts assessment is designed to ensure educators across the nation are prepared to secure certification needed to teach ELA to secondary-level students. It consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on a computer. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the modes of writing content domain, which constitutes about 23% of the total test. Succeeding in this domain can increase your chances of earning a minimum passing score of 220 on the exam (236 in Oregon).
The resources in this chapter can give you quality insight into analytical writing strategies. Watch the video lessons to brush up on this subject area or review the lesson transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words to boost your comprehension. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are also available to reinforce concepts learned in the lessons.
1. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article
When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.
2. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech
There are many famous speeches that are inspiring and memorable, but to effectively analyze a speech we need to look at it in a new way. In this lesson we'll discuss exactly how to do this.
3. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Diary
Reading someone's diary seems like a slightly scandalous thing to do, but published diaries can be analyzed, interpreted, and used as research materials. In this lesson, we'll look at how to read a diary in this way.
4. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Letter
Writing a letter to someone may seem like a casual thing, but letters can be analyzed as primary sources that represent a piece of history. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively analyze a letter.
5. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works
In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.
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Other chapters within the NES English Language Arts (301): Practice & Study Guide course
- NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings
- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
- NES ELA: Organization of Written Works
- NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works
- NES ELA: Themes in Written Works
- NES ELA: Points of View in Literature
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts
- NES ELA: Genres in Literature
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
- NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century
- NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
- NES ELA: Victorian Literature
- NES ELA: Turn-of-the-Century Literature
- NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature
- NES ELA: Nonfiction in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Oral Tradition
- NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
- NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- NES ELA: Viewing & Presenting Images
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