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Ch 17: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Context & Meaning

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Prepare for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing test by studying this chapter of video lessons, transcripts and short quizzes. As you go through the lessons, you can learn more about the process of using context clues to determine the meaning of words.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Context & Meaning - Chapter Summary

The tools of this chapter have been assembled to aid in your review process as you get ready for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing test. The chapter presents information about the uses of context when determining the meanings of words. Watch the lesson videos in this chapter to improve your understanding of:

  • Finding the meanings of words using the relationships between them
  • Determining the meaning of words using context clues
  • Using prior knowledge and word structure when assessing the meanings of words

These lesson videos are taught by professional instructors who are available to clear up any confusion you have about the material presented in this chapter. Along with these videos, you'll have access to worksheets and quizzes that you may use to enhance your learning experience.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Context & Meaning Objectives

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing assessment is composed of 36 multiple-choice questions and one written assignment. There is a 75-minute time limit. Completing the activities of this chapter will reinforce your understanding of the ways context can be used to identify the meaning of words. This knowledge may prove to be useful when responding to the multiple-choice questions and writing your response for the written assignment.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Context & Meaning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding Words By Their Relationships

1. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

2. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

Context Clue: Definition & Examples

3. Context Clue: Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding all components of context clues found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about context clues in this lesson.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

4. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

5. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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