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Transcript of Text Features
Table of Contents
Text features are used by authors to help a
reader better understand what is being read. There are
lots of text features. We will only look at a few.
Captions are the text above or next to
a photo or illustration.
Pictures are a visual representation of an
object, scene, person, or abstraction.
Illustrations are artwork that help make something clear or attractive. They explain something.
Bold face type is characterized by darker letters for drawing attention to particular words or phrases.
Italicized type has slanted letters for adding inflection and tone to printed words.
Underlined type contains a line that appears under letters, words, or phrases that sets the text apart from the rest of the text.
A sidebar is a short article that deals with
a sidelight of the text. It usually supports
or expands a point made in the text and
is set off by being put in a box.
Headings are the listing of ideas in a book from the
broadest (chapter heading), to the narrowest (subheading.)
The glossary is an alphabetical list of the key terms in a text.
The table of contents is a list of the major chapters and parts of a book, including the page numbers on which each section can be found. The purpose of a table of contents is to help you find specific sections of the book quickly and easily.
Maps are a visual representation of a
defined space and the objects within
The index is an alphabetical listing of a book's content, indicating the pages on which each topic, term, name, or place is discussed.
Numbered (or bulleted) lists are lists in which each item is preceded by a number, letter, or bullet point.
Graphs are the visual representation of the relationship between one or more sets of data using X and Y axes.
The title is the primary name given to an artistic work.
Charts are the visual representation of the relationship between one or more items.
Key or Legend
The reference area on a graph, chart, or map that lists and explains the colors, symbols, line patterns, shadings, and annotations used.
A table is a set of data arranged in rows and columns.
A subheading is a secondary heading added to a subject heading to divide entries under the subject into more specific subcategories.
Footnotes are numbered notes or comments at the bottom or side of a page, referring to something on the page.
Annotations are notes added to a text or document to explain something,