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AUTHORS PURPOSE IN WRITING

Every author has a goal in writing a paragraph or two. The moment an author has established his own purpose, this is automatically seen and viewed in the group of thoughts and ideas he writes. The reader is able to see the function of a write-up as the text depends on the language, form and style the author chooses to use. There are several purposes evident in books, newspapers, journals and so on. Some of the popular ones are for INFORMATION, ENTERTAINMENT, and PERSUASION. To inform is seen in a text that provides a factual account of an event or of any exposition. It presents a clear picture of ideas with steps, procedure, data and other relevant information necessary to produce an INFORMATIVE writing. News is a good example of what constitutes an informative writing. To entertain is evident if the writing is done creatively. It also makes the readers use their imagination while reading it. Some examples are poems, anecdotes, short stories and novels. To persuade convinces the reader to buy the idea presented. This method further enhances a PERSUASION by including the writers type of writing is seen in editorials and advertisements. Authors Purpose 1. To entertain How it is Done creative use of language humorous, thrilling, dramatic examples: riddles, anecdotes, stories What Readers Should Do readers read for enjoyment must be read leisurely

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2. To inform

only factual information are presented explains ideas presented straight to the point examples: news items, encyclopedia entries

readers have to note important details and main ideas readers have to distinguish between fact and opinion readers have to read carefully then decide whether to agree or disagree readers have to examine the descriptive words used

3. To persuade Examples:

convinces readers to believe or do something includes both opinions and facts which may or may not support the opinions presented uses persuasive techniques examples: editorial, advertisements

1. TO INFORM The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a reference tool to help one search for the pronunciation, definition and etymology of a particular word. Its first edition came out as early as 1947. In the late 1990s the dictionary had about 60,000 entries of commonly used words in English language. 2. TO ENTERTAIN There is a Circus Show in Town. This circus band has traveled from north to close south. The group takes pride in its couple-magicians who walk through a thin line up above the air and dance a Mexican stunt for two minutes or so. As the audience becomes captured by the couples sight, a queue of tigers and lions out from cages, move to and fro and join the rhythm of the Mexican tune. 3. TO PERSUADE Nothing can be more beautiful than using a light scented soap that is made from Europe. France has come out with a newly invented transparent soap that creates a young lasting effect on the skin of a user. Many have tried searching for the perfect kind but failed. This time, if one believes that this is it, grabbing the chance is the best one can do.

Read the following paragraphs. Identify the authors purpose. 1. Theres nothing more exciting in a mans life but to have a hobby for oneself to break the monotony of his routine. Katrina and Joseph have shared their experiences of mountain climbing. Reaching the top gives them the feeling of success. When up on a hill step by step, they recall memories of the good old past. A lot of men and women have done the same, mountain climbing. Why not try it? It must have its own bountiful offerings that make life worth living for. 2. On Fridays and Saturdays at the Cultural center of the Philippines, a duo would perform a stage presentation imitating political figures. Masks, costumes and make-up dress up the two performers. One sings a rap, rap overture and the other moves with a tap, tap dance. They amuse audiences of varied ages. Laughter and applause fill the performance hall. 3. The Republic of China is a country larger than Australia. The geography, history and traditional way of life of the Chinese are narrated and stated in available historical records of places, local and foreign. China has its natural barriers like the mountain ranges, straits and rivers. The Yellow Sea and Yangtze River are Chinas lifeblood. These waters either irrigate crops or flood the towns of China. Tea industry and silkworm industry are two famous sources of Chinese livelihood. 4. A young choir walks straight center stage. The members bring along with them bells and buntings to effect their entrance. The conductor raises his arms to note the beginning of the performance. A roar of applause thunders within the multi-purpose hall. The songs sung one after the other are either sentimental or joyful. The audience is indeed entertained. 5. Units of small, medium and big television sets are on sale! These are all made in U.S., Germany and Japan. They last forever. Warranty is for a lifetime. That is a once-in-a-blue moon offer. Hurry! Grab the opportunity now.

Read the following paragraphs. Identify the authors purpose. 1. Theres nothing more exciting in a mans life but to have a hobby for oneself to break the monotony of his routine. Katrina and Joseph have shared their experiences of mountain climbing. Reaching the top gives them the feeling of success. When up on a hill step by step, they recall memories of the good old past. A lot of men and women have done the same, mountain climbing. Why not try it? It must have its own bountiful offerings that make life worth living for. 2. On Fridays and Saturdays at the Cultural center of the Philippines, a duo would perform a stage presentation imitating political figures. Masks, costumes and make-up dress up the two performers. One sings a rap, rap overture and the other moves with a tap, tap dance. They amuse audiences of varied ages. Laughter and applause fill the performance hall. 3. The Republic of China is a country larger than Australia. The geography, history and traditional way of life of the Chinese are narrated and stated in available historical records of places, local and foreign. China has its natural barriers like the mountain ranges, straits and rivers. The Yellow Sea and Yangtze River are Chinas lifeblood. These waters either irrigate crops or flood the towns of China. Tea industry and silkworm industry are two famous sources of Chinese livelihood. 4. A young choir walks straight center stage. The members bring along with them bells and buntings to effect their entrance. The conductor raises his arms to note the beginning of the performance. A roar of applause thunders within the multi-purpose hall. The songs sung one after the other are either sentimental or joyful. The audience is indeed entertained. 5. Units of small, medium and big television sets are on sale! These are all made in U.S., Germany and Japan. They last forever. Warranty is for a lifetime. That is a once-in-a-blue moon offer. Hurry! Grab the opportunity now.