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STAAR English III: Reading Procedural Texts - Chapter Summary
Let our subject-matter experts help you as you get ready to take the STAAR English III test. These lessons are intended to be used as a refresher tool that assists you in answering test questions on topics like:
- Ideas for procedural writing
- Technical documents types
- Sequences and organization in technical documents
- Use of visuals to present data
- Graphic information inside texts
- Interpretation of graphics
Our instructors created these lessons to get you up to speed on reading procedural texts. Each lesson features a quiz at the end. If it turns out you need to go back over any of the lesson material, you can do so by referring to the transcript. You can also go right to any specific place in a video using our timeline tool, which includes keywords to speed you directly there. Another one of our handy features allows you to submit a question to a Study.com expert.
1. Procedural Writing: Ideas & Examples
In this lesson, you'll review procedure topics, determine when to write a procedure, identify the parts of a procedure, and view an example of procedural writing.
2. Types of Technical Documents
There are many different types of technical documents. Which technical document you choose to create depends on your audience and your purpose. This video will explain the three main categories of technical documents and provide examples for each.
3. Sequence in Technical Documents
Arranging your information in a particular order will help emphasize the points you want to make in technical documents. This video provides tips for creating a clear sequence in technical writing.
4. Organization in Technical Documents
In order for our readers to understand what we are trying to communicate, we must effectively organize our information. This video provides tips on how to organize writing for technical documents.
5. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics
Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.
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.
7. Interpreting Graphics in Persuasive & Functional Texts
A piece of writing may consist of much more than words. Many functional and persuasive texts also include graphics. This lesson discusses how to interpret several types of graphics.
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Other chapters within the STAAR English lll: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR English III: Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- STAAR English III: Analyzing Texts
- STAAR English III: Reading Literary Texts
- STAAR English III: Poetry
- STAAR English III: Drama
- STAAR English III: Prose Fiction
- STAAR English III: Prose Nonfiction
- STAAR English III: Sensory Language
- STAAR English III: Media Literacy
- STAAR English III: Reading Informational Texts
- STAAR English III: Reading Persuasive Texts
- STAAR English III: The Writing Process
- STAAR English III: Writing Expository Texts
- STAAR English III: Writing Persuasive Texts
- STAAR English III: Grammar
- STAAR English III: Punctuation & Capitalization
- STAAR English III: Spelling
- About the STARR Tests