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Responding to Literature - Chapter Summary
This mobile-friendly chapter offers strategies for literary response and analysis. As you progress through this collection of short and simple lessons, you'll learn how to properly evaluate literature in terms of reasoning, author credibility, biases, objectivity and more. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Compare types of literary response and analysis skills
- Evaluate reasoning
- Define the concept of author credibility
- Evaluate examples of objective writing
- Recognize biases, stereotypes and assumptions in pieces of writing
The chapter comes with interactive lesson quizzes to help you check your understanding of these literary response concepts. You can use any computer or mobile device to study, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. The chapter's 24/7 availability helps you study at any time that's convenient.
1. Literary Response & Analysis Skills: Types & Examples
This lesson is all about understanding literary response and analysis skills. We will define important terms, as well as go over strategies used for analyzing literary and narrative texts.
2. How to Evaluate Reasoning
Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.
3. Author Credibility: Definition & Examples
Find out what author credibility is and how it makes a difference to your research paper. Learn how to determine author credibility and where to find reliable sources.
4. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples
Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.
5. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works
In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.
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