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NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts - Chapter Summary
Get ready for the NES ELA exam with these study tools on technical and functional texts. You'll cover different types of technical documents and strategies for understanding and interpreting them. In this chapter, you'll find lessons on the following types of texts:
- Analytical and informational reports
- Unilateral contracts
- Uniform commercial code warranties
- Scientific presentations
- Graphs, charts and tables of scientific data
Use the lessons to quickly review topics you may have forgotten or missed. Each lesson teaches the essential information you'll need to know for the NES ELA in less than ten minutes. Since all of our lessons can be accessed on any type of device, you'll be able to study wherever it's convenient for you!
NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts Objectives
Passing the NES ELA exam is part of the certification requirements for English teachers in some states. You'll need to answer 150 multiple-choice questions delivered electronically. Use these chapter resources to prepare for questions in the Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms subarea of the exam, which makes up approximately 23% of the total score.
To complete the test objectives for technical and functional texts, you'll need to know the characteristics of different types of technical and functional texts and be able to appropriately use the information to develop skills, gain knowledge, confirm facts and perform certain tasks. You'll also need to be able to interpret graphic features commonly used in technical texts, such as charts, legends and diagrams.
1. Technical Text: Definition & Examples
Don't worry; we don't have to get too technical to figure out just what a technical text really is. See how easy they can be to deal with in this lesson, where you'll see technical texts defined, as well as a few examples!
2. Types of Technical Documents
There are many different types of technical documents. Which technical document you choose to create depends on your audience and your purpose. This video will explain the three main categories of technical documents and provide examples for each.
3. Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses
In this lesson, you will learn the difference between informational and analytical reporting and their specific uses in the business world in order to help make decisions.
4. Unilateral Contract: Definition & Example
Once you complete this lesson, you'll have an understanding of what a unilateral contract is. You'll examine the definition of unilateral contract, as well as review an example.
5. Warranties Under the Uniform Commercial Code
The Uniform Commercial Code's Article 2 covers contracts for the sale of goods. Article 2 contains warranties included as part of the sale of goods. This lesson explains the difference between express warranties and implied warranties.
6. Understanding Textual & Non-Textual Scientific Presentations
In order to understand science, you have to know science. This knowledge includes understanding the various ways that scientific information may be presented as well as how to critically analyze that information.
7. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems
Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.
8. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems
Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.
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- About the NES Test
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- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Influences on the English Language
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
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- 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
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- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- NES ELA: Literature in Old English & Middle English
- 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
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- NES ELA: Phrases & Clauses in English
- NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
- NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Comma Rules
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
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- NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
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