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Summarizing & Analyzing Textual Information- Chapter Summary
In this chapter, lessons will cover important material on textual information. This material helps you understand topics such as summarizing and paraphrasing. By the end of this chapter, you should be comfortable with the following topics:
- What is included in a summary paragraph
- Difference between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing
- Three summarizing methods
- Ways to organize ideas
- Varieties of graphic organizers
- Difference between bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts and tables
- Contribution of graphic information to a text
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1. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept
In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.
2. Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research
Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing are three important skills to master for writing in the academic and business world. These skills will help support claims and add credibility to your work.
3. Summarizing Information to Demonstrate Understanding
How can you show you comprehend what you have read? One strategy is to summarize information. This lesson discusses three methods for summarizing that can demonstrate reading comprehension.
4. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline
Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.
5. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.
6. 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.
7. 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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Other chapters within the Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment (VCLA): Practice & Study Guide course
- Understanding Meaning of Words & Phrases
- Main Idea & Supporting Details in Written Works
- Analysis & Evaluation of Text
- Writing Knowledge & Proficiency
- Organizing a Written Work
- Grammar and Usage
- Elements of Punctuation & Grammar
- Revising & Editing Your Writing
- Effective Essay Writing
- Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment (VCLA) Flashcards