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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

    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.

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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES 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

    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

    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.

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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

    Reference sources are categorized by three different sources: primary, secondary, and tertiary. For example, the book Harry Potter is 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.

    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES 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 • Literacy texts • Speeches • Maps • Research data • Historical documents • Letters or emails • Photographs • Autobiographies • Interviews • Video or audio recordings

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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

    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

    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

    Tertiary source is an index or textual consolidation of secondary sources. • Summaries • Bibliographies • Encyclopedias • Textbooks • Databases • Dictionaries • Travel guides

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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING TEXT FEATURES and REFERENCE SOURCES

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

    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    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.

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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    EVALUATING AND INTEGRATING DATA • 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

    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    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.

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    ATI TEAS READING REVIEW PART 4

    UNDERSTANDING VOCABULARY • Figurative language is defined as an imparted meaning

    through creative figurative device such as similes, metaphors, personifications, and hyperboles. • Simile: a comparison using like or 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

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