About This Chapter
TACHS: Technical & Informational Text - Chapter Summary
Everything from journals and diaries to speeches can be interpreted and analyzed in your studies of English. This set of video lessons will help prepare you for the kind of reading passages you will be seeing on the TACHS exam as you get ready to enter high school. The types of questions you will encounter on the test are covered in the following topics of the course:
- Examples of technical text
- Types and sequences of technical documents
- Characteristics of informational text
- Analyzing and interpreting different informational texts
These video lessons include a link to our team of experts who are available to assist you with one click if you have any extra questions about the technical and informational text documents you find in this area of the course. A collection of self-assessment quizzes is also included in this chapter so that you can practice for the actual TACHS exam with no pressure.
TACHS: Technical & Informational Text Objectives
The TACHS exam is given to all potential high school students in any of the five boroughs of New York City. The information in this chapter about technical and informational text is found in the second part of the Reading section and is entirely in multiple-choice format.
1. Technical Text: Definition & Examples
Don't worry; we don't have to get too technical to figure out just what a technical text really is. See how easy they can be to deal with in this lesson, where you'll see technical texts defined, as well as a few examples!
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. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.
5. 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.
6. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article
When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.
7. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Speech
There are many famous speeches that are inspiring and memorable, but to effectively analyze a speech we need to look at it in a new way. In this lesson we'll discuss exactly how to do this.
8. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Journal
Interpreting a journal article can seem daunting, but recognizing common format elements and asking specific questions will help you break it down into understandable pieces that can be analyzed.
9. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Diary
Reading someone's diary seems like a slightly scandalous thing to do, but published diaries can be analyzed, interpreted, and used as research materials. In this lesson, we'll look at how to read a diary in this way.
10. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Letter
Writing a letter to someone may seem like a casual thing, but letters can be analyzed as primary sources that represent a piece of history. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively analyze a letter.
11. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book
Before the Internet existed, people used reference books to find answers to many of their questions. Reference books are still widely used, especially when doing research. Learn how to analyze and interpret them in this lesson.
12. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Biography/Autobiography
Understanding and evaluating an autobiography or a biography can seem like a challenging task, but in this lesson, we'll discuss how to effectively analyze both.
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Other chapters within the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS): Practice & Study Guide course
- TACHS: Vocabulary Practice
- TACHS: Reading Comprehension
- TACHS: Reading Interpretation & Analysis
- TACHS: Literary Text
- TACHS: Poetry
- TACHS: Language & Spelling
- TACHS: Sentence Structure & Word Usage
- TACHS: Expressing Ideas in Writing
- TACHS: Number Sense & Operations
- TACHS: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- TACHS: Integers
- TACHS: Irrational & Rational Numbers
- TACHS: Inequality Practice
- TACHS: Estimation in Mathematics
- TACHS: Decimals
- TACHS: Fractions
- TACHS: Percent
- TACHS: Ratios & Proportion
- TACHS: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- TACHS: Algebraic Distribution
- TACHS: Square Roots
- TACHS: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- TACHS: Scientific Notation
- TACHS: Standard Measurement
- TACHS: Introduction to Geometry
- TACHS: Geometric Measurement
- TACHS: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- TACHS: Properties of Lines
- TACHS: The Coordinate Graph
- TACHS: Transformations in Math
- TACHS: Triangles
- TACHS: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- TACHS: The Pythagorean Theorem
- TACHS: Graphical Representations of Data
- TACHS: Statistics & Data Analysis
- TACHS: Probability & Permutations
- TACHS: Properties of Functions
- TACHS: Graphing Functions
- TACHS: Factoring
- TACHS: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- TACHS: Linear Equations
- TACHS: Systems of Linear Equations
- TACHS: Mathematical Patterns
- TACHS: Mathematical Reasoning
- TACHS: Reasoning Abilities
- TACHS Flashcards