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College Figurative Language
Irony occurs when the
  1. events play out the way the reader expects.
  2. events of a situation provide information.
  3. author's words state one thing but imply the opposite.
  4. author flashes back in time to a previous event.
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Which of the following is NOT an example of making inferences while reading?
  1. using context clues to determine meaning
  2. finding stated main ideas
  3. finding implied main ideas
  4. drawing conclusions
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
All of the following are thinking steps to prevent drawing false inferences EXCEPT
  1. verify and value the facts.
  2. assess prior knowledge.
  3. detect contradictions.
  4. listen to your personal opinions and experience.
College Text Structure
Patterns of organization are used by authors in order to:
  1. provide examples of major supporting details.
  2. develop the topic into a stated main idea sentence.
  3. present arguments to persuade the reader to their point of view.
  4. show how ideas are related to one another.
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
College Text Structure
The writing pattern that explains why something happened and the results that followed is called:
  1. comparison and contrast
  2. definition and example
  3. cause and effect
  4. results and conclusions.
College Theme
What is a central theme?
  1. Refers to what an entire reading selection is about.
  2. An amusement park.
  3. Refers to only what is in a novel.
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Asking questions, finding answers, and reacting to author's ideas are all part of
  1. silent reading.
  2. active reading.
  3. good listening skills.
  4. the ability to read quickly.
College Author's Purpose
What are the five reasons or purposes an author gives to his/her audience?
  1. To keep the reader awake, to give examples, to show off, to manipulate and to pump their ego
  2. To explain, to reveal, to keep interest, to educate and to inspire.
  3. To narrate, to describe, to inform, to entertain, to persuade/convince
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