This is a comparison between a page in a textbook (right) and a page in a novel or essay (left). Textbooks have a unique structure to help you better understand their subjects, which includes:
An actual textbook looks like this:
Each part of this structure has elements that organize information into:
So that you can better understand it.
2. The beginning of each book has a:
Table of contents:
It outlines all of the topics in the book and can be used to determine the relationships between them.
3. Each chapter has:
Openers: These are at the start of each chapter. They help you better understand the content. Openers can include:
Learning Devices: These are used in the chapter to distinguish between different knowledge you are required to learn. They also highlight some knowledge . These can include:
Closers: These come at the end of the chapter and help you summarize, review and practice what you've learned. Closers can include:
4. The end of the book has a:
Glossary: Definitions of important words/concepts in the book. It can be used to determine what are important concepts that book wants you to know.