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Reading & Understanding Essays - Chapter Summary
Practice reading and understanding essays with this collection of short and simple English lessons. Our engaging video lessons offer useful tips and strategies for comprehending essays, drawing conclusions, finding the meaning of words and more. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Improve reading comprehension
- Get the gist of an essay
- Draw conclusions from written passages
- Determine the meaning of words though context
When you're finished with a lesson, take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to practice applying your reading skills. The chapter also comes with a comprehensive exam, as well as a feature that lets you submit any questions you may have to our subject-matter experts. You'll be able to review these materials at any time that fits your schedule, and they're accessible on any device that has an Internet connection.
1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
2. How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage
You might be able to understand everything the author says in a passage, but can you figure out what the author ISN'T saying? Try your hand at drawing conclusions - but not jumping to conclusions - in this video lesson.
3. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
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