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Ch 4: Summarizing & Analyzing Textual Information

About This Chapter

Get ready to improve your literacy skills with this chapter that covers the way textual information is analyzed and summarized. The short lessons and practice quizzes in this chapter make your study process quick and easy.

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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7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Summarizing & Analyzing Textual Information
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What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

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.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

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.

Summarizing Information to Demonstrate Understanding

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.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

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.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

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.

Interpreting Graphics in Persuasive & Functional Texts

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.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

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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