Ch 1: Verbal Ability: Analogies

About This Chapter

This chapter consists of lessons breaking down various forms of analogies in language, including association, classification, part-to-whole, and characteristic analogies. Additionally, these lessons will explain synonyms, antonyms, and other examples of comparing and contrasting.

Verbal Ability: Analogies - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over different applications and types of analogies. It's designed to help you better spot analogies when reading and better understand language through such boosted comprehension. By the time you finish the chapter, you'll have reviewed the following:

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Association, classification, part-to-whole, and characteristic analogies
  • Understanding words through their relationships
  • Finding cause and effect while reading

If you're worried about forgetting material as you move from one topic to another, you can make sure to take each lesson's associated practice quiz. These quizzes can help you confirm your grasp on a subject before continuing, and when you're through the whole chapter, you can use the practice final exam to assess your overall comprehension of the content.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Verbal Ability: Analogies
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What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept

2. Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept

Learn about the development strategy of comparing and contrasting, and how to apply it in an essay. Review the examples, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

3. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Association Analogies: Definition & Types

4. Association Analogies: Definition & Types

Association analogies are the most common analogies found on tests. There are four different kinds and in this lesson, we will cover the definition and main types of association analogies.

Classification Analogies: Definition & Types

5. Classification Analogies: Definition & Types

One of the most common types of analogies are classification analogies, which compares terms according to categories. In this lesson, we'll look at how to identify and solve them.

Part to Whole Analogies: Definition & Types

6. Part to Whole Analogies: Definition & Types

Analogies are often a cause of concern for many students, with part to whole analogies being among the most common. This lesson teaches the steps to solve a part to whole analogy.

Characteristic Analogies: Definition & Types

7. Characteristic Analogies: Definition & Types

Let's face it: at some point you're going to have to solve analogies, and characteristic analogies are among the most common. After this lesson, they'll also be among the easiest.

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