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THEA Test: Point of View & Meaning in Literature - Chapter Summary
The process of studying for the THEA test can feel overwhelming if you don't know what to expect on the exam. In this chapter, gain insight into point of view and meaning in literature so you're ready to address the following:
- Defining the author's purpose and determining the best audience or readers for an essay
- Examining how literary forms and genres affect meaning
- Analyzing the impact of words on meaning and tone
- Explaining the meaning of diction and narrators in literature
- Describing first-, second- and third-person point of view
- Exhibiting comprehension of the point of view of characters vs. the reader
- Sharing how point of view creates suspense and humor
- Exploring strategies for assessing reading materials
You can tailor the video lessons to your studying needs, watching them in any order that works for you. Review the videos as often as necessary to take advantage of expert instruction that can help you prepare to answer questions on the exam.
THEA Test: Point of View & Meaning in Literature Objectives
The THEA test is designed to gauge the reading, mathematics and writing abilities of individuals who are preparing to enter the freshman year at Texas public colleges or universities. The subjects on this computer-based test are broken into three sections. Topics in this Point of View and Meaning in Literature chapter are found in the reading section, which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions that are matched up with approximately seven reading passages.
Take time to utilize the resources in this chapter to increase your chances of scoring well on the exam. In addition to watching the short video lessons, you can review full transcripts with helpful vocabulary words. You can also revisit key topics within the lessons by utilizing timelines located below the videos.
1. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
2. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.
3. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning
In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.
4. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
5. Diction: Definition & Examples
In writing, diction refers to word selection. This lesson will explain the importance of diction, as well as how diction can be used to create voice and impact in one's writing.
6. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions
Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.
7. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.
8. Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader
Point of view is a key idea in literature. In this lesson, you'll learn several points of view that writers use and how those affect the reader. When you're finished, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.
9. How Point of View Creates Suspense and Humor
Point of view influences how readers understand literature. In this lesson you'll learn how writers use point of view to create feelings as different as suspense and humor, and you'll be able to test your understanding with a short quiz at the end.
10. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials
One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.
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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: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text
- 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