Transfer concepts and principles from a passage to a new context.
The adult learner recognizes the need to identify how new text may be similar or present similar situations to something that has been read in the past.
Analyze a new job description to determine how it is similar and how it differs from an older one for the same job.
Identify how a new policy at work or in the community is similar to one that is already in place.
Take the concept or knowledge gained from one text and use it to answer questions about another.
The adult learner recognizes that multiple sources may be required in order to get sufficient information to solve a specific problem or address a given situation.
Read advertisements from different companies to determine which provides the best product or service.
Read articles from competing newspapers to determine facts related to a specific issue in the community, such as education, employment, etc.
Determine the appropriateness of data to substantiate hypotheses, conclusions, or generalizations.
The adult learner recognizes that not everything presented as evidence is reasonable, but may include personal biases based on the viewpoint of the author.
Listen to news reports from several stations to determine how each “spins” information.
Listen or read political speeches from opposing candidates to determine validity of comments.
Examine a variety of articles from a newspaper and draw inferences about the political stance of that newspaper.
3.0 Uses reading skills to analyze literary and nonfiction texts.
The adult learner is able to:
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Adult Secondary Education (GED) Curriculum Framework