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THEA Test: Understanding Reading Assignments - Chapter Summary
As you study for the THEA test, use the lessons in this chapter as a resource. You can refresh your understanding of reading assignments to make sure you're prepared to address the following on the exam:
- Knowing how to quote, paraphrase and summarize your research
- Defining a summary and interpreting charts, graphs and tables
- Performing dialogue analysis
- Understanding how to analyze and interpret an article, journal, diary and editorial
- Analyzing and interpreting a review, speech, letter, reference book and biography/autobiography
This chapter is dedicated to giving you the practice you need to fully understand reading assignments. Benefit from expert instruction packaged in quality video lessons with entertaining visual effects.
THEA Test: Understanding Reading Assignments Chapter Objectives
The THEA test is a computer-based exam that gauges your comprehension of reading, writing and mathematics. It contains three separate sections that can be taken individually or as one exam. Topics covered in this Understanding Reading Assignments chapter are found in the reading section of the assessment. It consists of 40 multiple-choice questions that examine subject areas students might encounter in the first year in college. It requires a score of 230 to pass.
Students who are interested in attending a Texas public college or university might have to take the THEA test as one of the admission requirements for entering freshman. To get closer to your goal of passing the reading section, review the lessons in this chapter in video form, or by exploring the full video transcripts. If there are key concepts you'd like to revisit within the lessons, simply use the timelines located below the videos to skip to those topics.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Interpreting Charts, Graphs & Tables
Important information in the business and scientific world is often presented in various visual aids. In this lesson, we will discuss how to read and interpret charts, graphs, and tables.
4. Practice Analyzing Dialogue
Secrets, revelations, and dramatic moments often unfold through important conversations. So when we are reading a novel, short story, or play, we need to be able to analyze dialogue to understand its purpose and importance.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Editorial
Expressing your opinions on paper can lead to powerful changes. Editorials have often helped promote social and political changes throughout history. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze an exemplar editorial.
9. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Review
We often read film and book reviews to see if the film or book is worth checking out. But to effectively analyze a review, we need to read it in a different way. This lesson shows you how to do that.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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 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: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text
- THEA Test: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Writing
- 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