About This Chapter
THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text - Chapter Summary
Preparing for the THEA test sometimes requires you to revisit concepts you haven't explored in months or years. To ease the process of reviewing how to draw conclusions from ideas in text, explore the videos in this chapter that can prepare you for:
- Knowing how to determine the sequence of events or steps in a reading selection
- Finding a reading selection's cause and effect
- Determining the cause and effect of an event in a passage
- Identifying a reading selection's problem and solution
- Showing how to draw conclusions from a reading selection
- Understanding the meaning of inference and the process of inferring intended meaning
- Exhibiting how to draw inferences in fiction
The lessons provide you with the unique opportunity to study the materials at a pace that works best for you. You can watch the videos in any order and as often as you'd like until you're confident you comprehend the lesson concepts.
THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text Chapter Objectives
This THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text chapter is designed to make the process of studying for the exam easier. You have access to short, yet comprehensive video lessons, full video transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.
The computer-based test is required for students interested in entering their freshman years at some Texas public colleges or universities. It assesses their understanding of reading, writing and math to ensure they are prepared to perform at the college level. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the reading section of the exam, which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Passing this section requires a minimum score of 230.
1. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection
News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.
2. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection
Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.
3. How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage
Recognize and understand how cause and effect relates to literature. Learn how to determine and find cause and effect in a reading passage, along with a strategy to assist you.
4. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection
Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.
5. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection
When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.
6. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
7. Drawing Inferences in Fiction
In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.
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Other chapters within the THEA Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- THEA Test: Understanding Words & Phrases
- THEA Test: Analyzing Literature
- THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
- THEA Test: Point of View & Meaning in Literature
- THEA Test: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Writing
- THEA Test: Understanding Reading Assignments
- THEA Test: Writing Style
- THEA Test: Writing Organization
- THEA Test: Writing Grammar & Mechanics
- THEA Test: Using Verbs
- THEA Test: Using Modifiers
- THEA Test: Using Nouns & Pronouns
- THEA Test: Proofreading & Editing Your Writing
- THEA Test: Fundamental Arithmetic
- THEA Test: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- THEA Test: Negative Numbers
- THEA Test: Absolute Value
- THEA Test: Properties of Basic Math
- THEA Test: Solving Word Problems
- THEA Test: Fractions
- THEA Test: Decimals & Percentages
- THEA Test: Ratios & Proportions
- THEA Test: Units of Measurement
- THEA Test: Scientific Notation
- THEA Test: Radicals & Square Roots
- THEA Test: Radical Expressions
- THEA Test: Exponents
- THEA Test: Calculating & Plotting Data
- THEA Test: Solving Rational Equations
- THEA Test: Graphing Linear Equations
- THEA Test: Principles of Algebra
- THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
- THEA Test: Word Problems in Algebra
- THEA Test: Properties of Functions
- THEA Test: Quadratic Equations
- THEA Test: Two-Variable Equations & Systems of Equations
- THEA Test: Properties of Polynomial Functions
- THEA Test: Properties & Theorems of Geometry
- THEA Test: Principles of Geometry
- THEA Test: Area, Perimeter & Volume in Geometry
- THEA Test: Problem Solving in Math