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Ch 13: Prose Nonfiction

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Watch online video lessons to learn about the different aspects of nonfiction prose. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz to help check your understanding of literary nonfiction, business documents, informational text and more.

Prose Nonfiction - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Many of the things you read for fun probably fall into the category of fiction, which means it is a made up story. However, you probably also read a lot of nonfiction. Maybe you don't even realize it. Nonfiction is writing based on facts. It includes things like essays, editorials, manuals and biographies. In this chapter, you'll explore nonfiction. You learn how to identify it and analyze it. The lessons will also cover the different types of nonfiction so that you can understand how to identify each type. Some of the things you'll learn include:

  • How to differentiate fact from opinion
  • The identifying characteristics of nonfiction literature
  • How to analyze commentary
  • Types of nonfiction business documents

VideoObjective
What is Nonfiction? Explore nonfiction writing to learn how to easily identify it.
Differentiating Between Facts, Persuasion & Informed Opinions in Nonfiction Examine how to determine the difference between persuasion and opinions.
Types of Nonfiction: Literary Nonfiction (Essays, Journals, Diaries, Letters, Reference Books & Reviews) Study essays, journals, diaries, letters, reference books and reviews as pieces of nonfiction.
Types of Nonfiction: Literary Nonfiction (Biographies & Autobiographies) Take a look at the role of biographies and autobiographies in nonfiction.
Types of Nonfiction: Informational Text (Editorials, Articles & Speeches) Analyze informational texts.
Types of Nonfiction: Business Documents (Policies, Procedure Manuals & Employee Programs) Learn about business documents.
The Viewing Component and Commentary Analyze the components of commentary.

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