Think ‘TAP’ when looking at a non-fiction text:
A writer has an aim when writing a text - they want to have an effect on their reader.
A text can have many purposes. Some examples are to:
Texts can have more than one purpose, eg a writer could entertain and inform, or they could inform and persuade the reader.
Some types of non-fiction text have a specific purpose. For example, travel writing describes a journey or a place, and can be intended to persuade. This purpose can be explicit - stated directly, eg “You must visit Florida!” or can be implicit - suggested but not said openly, eg “Florida is a wonderful place to visit!”
When you read a non-fiction text, you can tell its purpose by looking at:
What purpose(s) do each of the following texts have?