Text Features are structures that authors use to organize information, to cue readers and to clarify content. Sometimes text features/structures are invisible to students unless instructors explicitly point them out or teach them.
Text features/structures fall into broad categories:
When readers use these supporting structures effectively, they are better able to engage in the text. Understanding text features/structures is a key skill necessary in summarizing information.
Below are RTC Library materials about using Text Features/Structures. Click on the item title for more information about the item from the Library's online catalog.