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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a writing structure and organization unit of a standard SAT subject test in literature course. Topics covered include:
- Relationship between structure and meaning in writing
- Function of transitions in reading selections
- Methods for identifying organization in a reading selection
- Cause and effect
- Methods for comparing and contrasting content in a reading selection
- Ways to determine sequence of events or steps in a process
1. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
2. Position Statement: Definition & Examples
Pick a side. In school and life, we are often asked whether we are for or against an issue or topic. In this lesson, we will learn how to carefully craft a solid position statement.
3. Synthesis: Definition & Meaning
In this lesson, we look at the word ''synthesis''. We consider what it means and how it is used in writing and literature. We also look at a few examples of synthesis in both cases.
4. The Hobbit Vocabulary Words
The Hobbit is the infamous story of Bilbo Baggins and his journey to help get the lands back for the Dwarves. He is the group's resident thief but also becomes their conscience as they fight for their home. Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, the vocabulary and writing style showcases Tolkien's education and love of mythology.
5. The Hunger Games Vocabulary Words
''The Hunger Games'' is a popular novel about a country that, in order to control its citizens, holds a yearly event in which children must fight until there's only one left standing. This lesson reviews some of the vocabulary in the novel.
6. The Kite Runner Vocabulary
This lesson will cover some of the vocabulary in the Afghan language of Dari that is seen throughout 'The Kite Runner'. Familiarize yourself with certain words for a better understanding of the text.
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Other chapters within the SAT Literature: Help and Review course
- Reading and Understanding Essays in Literature: Help and Review
- Interpreting Theme & Meaning in Literature: Help and Review
- Figurative Language in Literature: Help and Review
- Language and Sentence Structure: Help and Review
- Literary Genres: Help and Review
- Poetry Terms & Types: Help and Review
- Drama: Help and Review
- Literary Periods in American History: Help and Review
- Analyzing American Literature: Help and Review
- Prominent Plays & Playwrights: Help and Review
- American Novelists: Help and Review
- Periods in English Literature: Help and Review
- Authors & Works from English Literature: Help and Review