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NYSTCE CQST: Interpreting Textual & Graphic Information - Chapter Summary
Prepare for the NYSTCE CQST exam by bettering your ability to interpret graphic and textual information. The lessons and other study aids in this chapter are effective at improving your understanding of:
- Definition and types of bar graphs
- Characteristics of pie charts
- Organizing and understanding data with tables
- Tables and graphs in the real world
- Reading scientific graphs and charts
- Definition and examples of a text feature
- Facts vs. opinions
- Informational texts
You can watch these short video lessons and take our quizzes on a computer, smartphone or tablet anytime you have a few minutes to devote to exam preparation. Each one of our lessons has video tags, which allow you to quickly navigate through parts of each lesson. We also offer transcripts, which help you quickly review material because they have highlighted concepts and key terms.
1. Bar Graph: Definition, Types & Examples
A bar graph is a mathematical representation of data. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a bar graph, including how to recognize the different types of bar graphs. You will also learn how to create bar graphs.
2. Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts
In this lesson, we will examine two of the most widely used types of graphs: bar graphs and pie charts. These two graphs can provide the reader with a comparison of the different data that is displayed.
3. Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules
In math, when we have to deal with a lot of data, having a visual format to present all the data becomes very useful. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take advantage of two of these visual formats.
4. Using Tables and Graphs in the Real World
We use tables and graphs in algebra as ways to visually show an equation or function. But do we really use these in the real world? Is it that important to learn about tables and graphs? Find out in this video lesson.
5. What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples
You think the newest computers and smart phones have more features than dusty old books? You might think again after reading this lesson, where you'll see text features defined along with a few examples of these helpful textual enhancements!
6. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.
7. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
8. Interpreting Graphical Representations
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to quickly and easily read and interpret any line and bar graph. You will be able to gather important information by just looking at one of these graphs.
9. Facts vs. Opinions: Examples, Games & Activities
Being able to discriminate between facts and opinions is an important reading skill elementary students need to understand. But how do you tell the difference between the two? Luckily, there's a straightforward way to teach fact and opinion. That's a fact. Trust me.
10. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction
How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.
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Other chapters within the NYSTCE Communication & Quantitative Skills Test (080): Practice & Study Guide course
- NYSTCE CQST: Vocabulary
- NYSTCE CQST: Reading Passages
- NYSTCE CQST: Sequence of Ideas in Reading
- NYSTCE CQST: Verbs, Pronouns & Modifiers
- NYSTCE CQST: Sentence Structure, Punctuation & Spelling
- NYSTCE CQST: Place Value & Rounding
- NYSTCE CQST: Weights & Measures
- NYSTCE CQST: Addition & Subtraction
- NYSTCE CQST: Multiplication & Division
- NYSTCE CQST: Fractions
- NYSTCE CQST: Decimals
- NYSTCE CQST: Percents & Conversions
- NYSTCE Communication & Quantitative Skills Flashcards