Ch 22: Strategies for Analyzing Texts

About This Chapter

Review how texts are effectively analyzed in this chapter's engaging video lessons. You'll get to look over content on the analysis of a text's purpose and more.

Strategies for Analyzing Texts - Chapter Summary

Before you finish this chapter, you'll have the opportunity to check out content on prevalent kinds of graphics used in texts and how they're analyzed. Examining the validity of an argument is also discussed. Additionally, after completing the last lesson in the chapter, you should have a renewed familiarity with these issues:

  • Evaluating opposing arguments
  • Texts that are linked by having similar topics
  • Major kinds of informational text
  • Key examples of business documents

This chapter uses short, fun video lessons to present these topics to you. Videos individually have an average length of about five minutes. You can return to any point in a video lesson almost instantly by using the convenient video tags. The practice quizzes that correspond with each lesson let you show the extent of your knowledge on the chapter's content.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Strategies for Analyzing Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

1. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.

Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More

2. Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More

While letters and memos may be purpose written for businesses, plenty of other documents are used as well. In this lesson we'll take a look at policies, procedure manuals, and employee training programs.

How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

3. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

4. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

5. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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