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Ch 7: Praxis I Reading: Structure and Organization

About This Chapter

Prepare for the Praxis I Core Academic Reading test with this collection of video lessons. Let our instructors teach you about structure and organization in writing, and take the self-assessment quizzes to get a feel for what kinds of questions are included on the exam.

Praxis I Core Academic Reading: Structure and Organization - Chapter Summary

The Praxis I Core Academic Reading exam tests your ability to discern a reading selection's organization and structure. This chapter's video lessons can help you get ready for questions on this topic by familiarizing you with some of the following organizational strategies used by authors to relate meaning:

  • Transitions
  • Cause and effect
  • Comparison and contrast
  • Problems and solutions
  • Event sequences or steps

After you've viewed the instructors' methods for identifying a text's structure and organization, you can take the corresponding quizzes to assess your knowledge of the material, set study goals, and work out a testing strategy.

Objectives of the Praxis I Core Academic Reading: Structure and Organization Chapter

The Praxis I Core Academic Reading test is 85 minutes in length and includes a series of newspaper articles, journal articles, and other types of passages selected to gauge your analytical and reading comprehension skills.

Topics covered in these video lessons are designed to prepare you for the exam's Craft, Structure, and Language Skills section. This part of the test includes around 30% of the exam's 56 multiple-choice questions. Those testing your knowledge of organization and structure present you with a series of brief statements describing a passage's organization and ask you to choose the most fitting description.

Scores on the Praxis I Core Academic Reading exam are used to determine applicants' preparedness for postsecondary schools' teacher education programs or evaluate program graduates applying for a teaching license in their state of residence.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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