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Critical Reading for College and Beyond. CHAPTER EIGHT. CHAPTER GOALS After learning Chapter 8, you should be able to demonstrate :. The different methods of textbook organization. Your understanding of words that signal the different methods.

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chapter goals after learning chapter 8 you should be able to demonstrate
CHAPTER GOALSAfter learning Chapter 8, you should be able to demonstrate:
  • The different methods of textbook organization.
  • Your understanding of words that signal the different methods.
  • Techniques that will help you identify, organize, and remember textbook methods of organization.
why authors use methods of organization
Why Authors Use Methods of Organization
  • Presents information in a logical format.
  • Presents information that suits the subject matter and goals.
  • Helps readers make sense of what they are reading and helps them remember the content.
organizational patterns
Organizational Patterns
  • Listing
  • Analysis
  • Cause/Effect
  • Comparison/Contrast
  • Definition/Example
  • Sequence
what are owcs
What Are OWCs?
  • OWCs are organizational word clues.
  • These word clues alert you to the twists and turns in the path of an author’s thinking.
  • They help you to determine the level of importance of an author’s ideas.
  • They indicate the overall organization of written text.
examples of owcs
Examples of OWCs
  • Listing: first, second, first of all, finally
  • Analysis: features, types, properties, factors, findings
  • Cause/Effect: since, reasons, affect, thus, causes, if…then
examples of owcs1
Examples of OWCs
  • Comparison/Contrast: however, on the other hand, like, but, yet, different from, in other words, similar to
  • Definition/Example: defined as, another meaning, is, also referred to as
  • Sequence: first, steps, procedures, events, rules, process, order of events
chapter vocabulary
Organizational Word Clues (OWCs)

Listing

Analysis

Cause/Effect

Comparison/Contrast

Defintion/Example

Sequence

Chapter Vocabulary