Ch 4: Ohio Graduation Test: Technical & Informational Texts

About This Chapter

Let our expert instructors guide you through informational texts in our Technical & Informational texts chapter. As part of our preparation course for the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT), you can use our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to help you succeed on the reading section of your OGT.

Ohio Graduation Test: Technical & Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons found in this chapter to improve your understanding of technical and informational texts, and we'll also teach some effective ways to analyze those texts to better prepare you for your exam. In this chapter, we'll teach you:

  • The definition of a technical text
  • The different types of technical texts
  • The importance of sequence in technical documents
  • We'll give you chances to practice your analysis skills on articles, speeches, journals, diary entries, letters, reference books, and biographies.

Our expert instructors will guide you through these concepts and provide you with effective techniques on interpreting and analyzing informational texts. Plus, this chapter is overflowing with effective practice exercises. So not only will you better understand the concepts of technical and informational texts, but you'll be better prepared to apply your knowledge on your test.

Ohio Graduation Test: Technical & Informational Texts Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Graduation Test is a 5-part examination that is a prerequisite for high school graduation and must be completed in order to get a diploma. The topics covered in our Technical & Informational chapter will apply to the Reading section of the examination. The chapter is particularly applicable to questions dealing with analyzing text, whether it be to draw conclusions about meaning, doing comparative analysis or responding to a passage to demonstrate understanding.

Our lessons, led by expert instructors, are featured in short, easy-to-navigate videos. These videos come equipped with useful video tags, accurate transcripts and an easy-to-follow format that lets you earn at your own pace and never worry about missing information.

The Reading section of the Ohio Graduation Tests consists of questions that cover four academic content standards in reading. The items included in the exam are 32 multiple-choice, four short answer and two extended-response type questions.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: Ohio Graduation Test: Technical & Informational Texts
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Technical Text: Definition & Examples

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!

Types of Technical Documents

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.

Sequence in Technical Documents

3. Sequence in Technical Documents

Arranging your information in a particular order will help emphasize the points you want to make in technical documents. This video provides tips for creating a clear sequence in technical writing.

What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

4. 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.

Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

5. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

6. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech

7. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech

There are many famous speeches that are inspiring and memorable, but to effectively analyze a speech we need to look at it in a new way. In this lesson we'll discuss exactly how to do this.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Journal

8. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Journal

Interpreting a journal article can seem daunting, but recognizing common format elements and asking specific questions will help you break it down into understandable pieces that can be analyzed.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Diary

9. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Diary

Reading someone's diary seems like a slightly scandalous thing to do, but published diaries can be analyzed, interpreted, and used as research materials. In this lesson, we'll look at how to read a diary in this way.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Letter

10. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Letter

Writing a letter to someone may seem like a casual thing, but letters can be analyzed as primary sources that represent a piece of history. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively analyze a letter.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book

11. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book

Before the Internet existed, people used reference books to find answers to many of their questions. Reference books are still widely used, especially when doing research. Learn how to analyze and interpret them in this lesson.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/Autobiography

12. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/Autobiography

Understanding and evaluating an autobiography or a biography can seem like a challenging task, but in this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively analyze both.

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