Let's go through everything again. A text's purpose is merely the writer's motivation for writing. Readers must determine the purpose or purposes of a text as well as comprehend why the writer is writing and what the writer wants the reader to do with the text. Purpose cannot be emphasized enough; without a clear purpose, a text is like a tree with no roots - meaningless.
There are two types of texts: informative and persuasive. An informative text describes a subject matter that readers already know something about. This type of text aims to expand our knowledge by providing additional information about the topic. For example, a biography is an informative text because everyone knows what a person looks like when he or she dies and where his or her body is buried. By reading the biography, we learn more about one particular person, including how they lived their life and what qualities they had that made them worthy of being written about. Biographies are often written by people who were friends or associates of the person being written about - this is called an "autobiography" - and they often include material not found in other histories or encyclopedias.
A persuasive text attempts to change readers' minds about something by arguing for or against some position. Persuasive texts can be used by politicians, lobbyists, activists, and others to convince others of the merits of their ideas or actions.
Table of Contents
- What is the main purpose of a text?
- What are the purposes of texts?
- What do you think is the main purpose of an article?
- Is it important to know the purpose of the text?
- What do you think is the main purpose of the writer in the text?
What are the purposes of texts?
The objective of the text is to convey the message intended by the author. Authors write for a variety of reasons. A text, for example, may convey an argument. It may also provide information or instruction. Or it may simply be entertaining.
Texts are used for communication. People communicate with each other through speech, writing, and other means of expression. Communication has many forms including email, chat rooms, letters, memos, and reports. In order to communicate effectively, people must understand what others are saying and how they intend for them to respond.
Authors of texts use various tools to achieve these goals. An author can choose from a wide range of genres in order to communicate their ideas effectively. These genres include non-fiction books, biographies, essays, poems, and fictional works (e.g., novels, short stories). Each genre has its own set of rules that authors should follow when writing within that genre.
People who read texts seek out specific types of messages. Those who want to learn something new will often read non-fiction books. Some readers prefer texts that entertain them. Others may find relief in reading about topics they are interested in. Genres such as biography and autobiography allow readers to see themselves in the words of others.
What do you think is the main purpose of an article?
Writers can pick from a range of goals, which often fall into three categories: to entertain, to enlighten, and to convince. Some writers may want only one goal for their work.
The most common purpose for writing articles is entertainment. Readers will be interested in what happens in the story, so they can enjoy reading about it. Sometimes readers may even learn something while reading an article, particularly if it's written by someone who knows how to explain things clearly. Authors may also want their articles to be informative, meaning they would like people to know more about some subject. This could be because the author is an expert on the topic or believes that more knowledge will help people understand the world better. Or perhaps the author just likes sharing facts they finds interesting or useful.
Some authors write for money. If an author owns a business, then they might want to advertise it or sell products related to their topic. They could also write articles for publication and try to get paid for them. This usually requires going through a publisher or journal.
Finally, some authors write because they feel the need to share their thoughts and ideas with others. They may have a passion for politics or history, for example, and want to express these interests through writing.
Is it important to know the purpose of the text?
Texts frequently serve more than one purpose. Texts also have an intended audience, which is the group of people (or individual) that the writer intends will read the piece. Understanding a text will improve if you identify its purpose and audience. This grasp of how text works will also aid in the improvement of your writing abilities.
There are several ways of determining the purpose of a text. You could look at the subject heading written by the publisher or author. If they give a clear purpose for the text this will help guide you in choosing what to include in it. You could also look at the introduction and conclusion. These sections are often short essays explaining what the author wants you to understand from the text and why it is important. Finally, you can use your knowledge of literature to judge what purpose a text might have even without looking at its title or contents page. For example, if there is a quote included in the text this may suggest that the author is trying to explain something about language or interpretation of evidence.
All together these methods help you determine the purpose of a text. You should also consider the audience when deciding on purpose. What do they want to learn/understand from the text? What questions does it hopefully answer? What evidence is presented in the text to support its claims? The more aware you are of these things the better reader you will be able to be.
What do you think is the main purpose of the writer in the text?
What is the writer's goal in composing the text? The rationale for or intent behind an author's work is referred to as his purpose. To educate the reader or to mock a situation, Expository writing is used by the author to enlighten or instruct the reader. Narrative writing is used to entertain the reader.
Explanatory: The writer explains why something happens, how something works, etc. Example: "The writer explains that electricity flows through a conductor because of the flow of electrons." Explanations can be given with or without examples. When giving an explanation, be sure to distinguish it from a description, which tells what happened, normally using many words, phrases, and sentences. For example, "The soldier was shot by a bullet from a rifle fired by a friend." This description tells what happened but not why it happened. -"
Narrative: The writer recounts events that happen within the story. He or she may use dialogue, descriptions, or both to tell the story.
Argument: The writer argues for a particular position or view. The position could be affirmative (I believe) or negative (I don't believe). Argument essays often ask readers to agree or disagree based on what they've read. Arguments can be given with or without evidence. Evidence is information used to support a claim or argument.