About This Chapter
Reading Comprehension Skills for Business - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find short and simple lessons that cover reading comprehension strategies that are useful in business contexts. Our expert business instructors show you how to effectively analyze different pieces of business writing and find information in reading selections. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Read and interpret different types of business writing
- Use simple tricks to improve your reading comprehension
- Locate textual evidence, information and specific details within a piece of writing
- Interpret informational and factual texts
- Analyze a text's graphic information
When you're finished with a lesson, take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to practice applying these reading comprehension concepts and strategies. If you have any questions, simply reach out to our instructors online. These resources can also be accessed on any device that has an Internet connection.
1. How to Read & Interpret Business Writing
Business writing is a broad term that refers to emails, memos, and reports that are meant to convey information clearly and concisely. Effectively reading business writing requires analyzing the type of writing it is and its audience and purpose.
2. Improving Reading Comprehension: Tips and Tricks
In this lesson, we're going to explore some tips and tricks to improve reading comprehension. We'll discover how active reading works and practice some techniques that will promote better understanding of reading materials.
3. Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection
Ever have trouble finding a specific detail in a reading selection? Often knowing the structure of the selection will help. This video lesson will give some strategies for finding specific details depending on selection structure.
4. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text
In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.
5. Locating Information in a Factual Text
In this lesson we explore the basics and the some useful techniques to finding information in a factual text. Additionally, we examine an example to aid application of the principles discussed.
6. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
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