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Learn How To Read Literature: Elements of Fiction

Get better grades, save time and money, and increase complex cognitive brain function with critical reading skills.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 52m
Language: English
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Do you need to write a literary analysis or participate in a book discussion, but you don’t know where to start? How do others read a piece of fiction and understand it so much better than you do? Most likely, they have training and practice. With this course, you can, too. Colleges across the US require students to take courses in English Literature because it improves crucial critical thinking skills.
Research at Michigan State University has proven that close reading of literature engages complex cognitive brain functions. The benefits of cognitive development include increased intelligence, reasoning, language development, memory, problem solving and decision making.
Designed by a college instructor, this course can help you understand the fundamental elements of fiction and help you read and analyze literature at the college level. Save money on expensive tutors or get a jump start on those college English courses with over 20 videos filled with key terms, concepts, and examples.
This course is also beneficial to book lovers, book bloggers, and book club members who want to discuss literature with confidence and authority. You don’t have to pay for an expensive college education to read fiction like a college graduate. Books are for everyone, and so are cognitive brain functions. Rise above the ordinary and engage your brain!

You will learn

✓ Identify the five stages of plot and the two pivotal moments in a work of fiction
✓ Distinguish between the author and narrator in a work of fiction
✓ Identify the method of narration in a work of fiction
✓ Identify the three elements of setting in a work of fiction
✓ Identify descriptive language in a work of fiction
✓ Identify the four methods of characterization
✓ Distinguish between direct and indirect characterization
✓ Distinguish between flat and round characters
✓ Distinguish between static and dynamic characters
✓ Identify symbolism in a work of fiction
✓ Identify allegory in a work of fiction
✓ Identify theme in a work of fiction


• Student should have at least a ninth grade reading

This course is for

• This course is designed for advanced High School and College Freshman as well as book lovers who would like a deeper appreciation of fiction. This course is intended for students who want to read and analyze fiction at the college level.
Reader, Writer, & Public Speaker
Creative Director of Crafting the Message, LLC, Tricia M Foster has a Master’s degree in English Literature and uses her experience in publishing and higher education to help others discover and tell their own stories.
Her publishing credentials include Arden Literary Arts Journal, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, and Mslexia.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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