Ch 5: NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and take practice quizzes to review literary analysis topics for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Reading test.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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