ATI TEAS GUIDE TO READING | TEXT FEATURES, REFERENCE SOURCES, VOCABULARY

 UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

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ATI TEAS GUIDE TO READING Text features are defined as the elements that stand out in a text because the passage uses a tool to emphasize them. Several purposes for text features include organization of text, provide indirect information, emphasize certain pieces of information, and to aid the read to quickly locate vital text.
Examples of text features are:

  • Headings and subheadings
  • Footnotes
  • Sidebars
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Table of Contents
  • Graphic elements such as graphs and charts
  • Map features such as key or legend
  • Formatting such as italicized, bolded, and underlined text

Important Tip: Text features are important elements of the text, so you should be aware of their use and ask yourself why they were being used.




 
Reference sources are categorized by three different sources: primary, secondary, and tertiary.

For example, the book Harry Potteris a primary source. A book about Harry Potter is a secondary source. A bibliography listing all the books and articles that have been written about Harry Potter is a tertiary source.

Primary Source is an original document created by an author.

  • Literacy texts
  • Speeches
  • Maps
  • Research data
  • Historical documents
  • Letters or emails
  • Photographs
  • Autobiographies
  • Interviews
  • Video or audio recordings

Secondary source interprets information that was originally published elsewhere.

  • Biographies
  • Reprints of artwork
  • Book reviews
  • Research, essays, and articles that interpret others work
  • Textbooks and reference books

Tertiary source is an index or textual consolidation of secondary sources.

  • Summaries
  • Bibliographies
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Databases
  • Dictionaries
  • Travel guides

Important Tip: The ATI TEAS focuses on your ability to categorized sources and locate information with a primary source document.

EVALUATING AND INTEGRATING DATA

Data questions require identification provided in different kinds of resources. For example, identifying the proper resources to reference in order obtain information. Following directions, reading labels and ingredients lists, identifying sources, analyzing outlines, recognizing steps in a sequence, and looking up information are a few examples of data questions.

  • Following directions questions are defined by a set of directions and the user’s ability to identify the outcome that occurs when the directions are followed.
  • Reading labels and ingredients lists questions ask the user to determine whether a particular food or product is suitable for an individual with certain dietary needs.
  • Analyzing outlines questions ask the user to identify patterns in the headings and subheadings of the outline.
  • Identifying sources questions asks the user to identify the correct information source to use in order to obtain the required information.
  • Looking up information questions asks the user to look up information and answer a question identifying the information you collected.
    • These questions can be either text information or graphic information




 

UNDERSTANDING VOCABULARY

Vocabulary questions are defined by providing a meaning of a vocabulary word found within the context of a passage.

  • Denotation is defined by a word that you would find in a dictionary. Important: Many words have more than one meaning.It is important to understand which meaning is used within a text.
  • Connotation is defined by what a word suggests or implies. For example, the word childish can mean both childlike and youthful as well as mean immature behavior.
  • Figurative language is defined as an imparted meaning through creative figurative device such as similes, metaphors, personifications, and hyperboles.
    • Simile: a comparison using likeor as
      • As brave as a lion
    • Metaphor: a comparison without like or as
      • All the world’s a stage
    • Hyperbole: an exaggeration
      • This bicycle is a thousand years old
    • Personification: giving an inanimate object human characteristics
      • The alarm clock yells at me every morning
    • Imagery: descriptive language that appeals to the senses
      • Glittering white, the blanket of snow covered everything in sight

ATI TEAS READING QUIZ REVIEW FOUR

Quiz for ATI TEAS Reading Part Four: Understanding text features, reference sources, integrating data, and vocabulary




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