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Author's Purpose

Page history last edited by Cheryl Madden 10 years, 4 months ago

Today we will analyze a text

 in order to identify

 the author's purpose for writing.

 

The author's purpose is his or her reason for writing.

 

Examples of author's purpose include:

  • to explain

  • to discuss

  • to predict

  • to summarize

  • to criticize

  • to compare

  • to prove

  • to show

  • to analyze

  • to complain

  • to give an example

  • to encourage

  • to describe

  • to entertain

 

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