Discovering Author's Purpose and Writing with Purpose

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Feb 22, 2012 1:45:26 PM

It is important for students to understand an author's purpose, but to also be able to write for a specific purpose--to inform, to persuade, or to entertain.  The following article helps students learn the differences between the purposes of writing (to inform, to entertain, to persuade) to be able to determine an author's purpose, and to identify methods to fulfill a specific purpose in their own writing.

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Topics: author's purpose, essay purpose, essay writing, purpose in writing, to entertain, to inform, to persuade, Writing, writing with purpose

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