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NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis - Chapter Summary
Get ready for the NES Essential Academic Skills Reading exam with the study tools in this chapter on literary analysis. Learn test-taking strategies and get familiar with the process of answering questions based on sample passages. Lesson topics in this chapter include the following:
- Step-by-step guide to analyzing reading passages
- Answering multiple choice questions about literature selections
- Prose terminology
- Poetry terms
Each lesson lasts between five and ten minutes, so you'll be able to quickly and easily catch up on literary analysis concepts. Lessons can be watched as many times as you'd like, or you can skip to specific points using the timeline tags. Test your knowledge with practice questions and a chapter exam to see if you're ready to move on.
NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis Objectives
This chapter will teach you strategies for approaching many of the questions on the NES Essential Academic Skills Reading test. Test questions are all multiple-choice, and many of these questions ask you for a response based on a given paragraph or reading passage. The test measures your understanding of the meaning of words and phrases, main ideas and supporting details, intended meaning and organization of information. You'll also need to use critical reasoning to analyze and evaluate writing selections.
The NES Essential Academic Skills Reading test is part of the teaching certification process for many states. The exam takes one hour to complete, and consists of 45 questions that are delivered electronically.
1. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.
2. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies
In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.
3. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose
The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.
4. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry
Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!
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Other chapters within the NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 (001): Practice & Study Guide course
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Meanings
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Interpretation
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Nonfiction & Informational Text
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Writing Development
- NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 Flashcards